Author Archives: Ingrid Tieken

In favour of intensifiers

And here is Ekaterina Krokhina’s second blogpost, nicely continuing her findings after the first. A good example of work in progress.            I am really very much indebted to you for your well-filled and very interesting letter (1832; Charlotte Brontё to … Continue reading

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Musical Correctness: “One Stroke and You’ve Consumed My Waking Days”

And here is Ilse Stolte’s first blog post for the MA course Late Modern English Letters: In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical on Alexander Hamilton’s life (1757-1804) – aptly named Hamilton – a lot is said (or sung) about letters. One song … Continue reading

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On the history of most

I’m teaching a course on Late Modern English letters this semester, for which all participants (as in earlier courses on the subject) have to write two blog posts on a topic relating to what we’re doing in the course. Here … Continue reading

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Late Modern English letters in the classroom

Last Friday, I taught a class of 11-year olds about Jane Austen and her letters. What an amazing experience it was. The occasion was the University of Leiden’s 444th birthday, for which a programme called “Meet the professor” was set … Continue reading

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An MA course on Late Modern English letters

The coming semester, I will be teaching another MA course on Late Modern English letters. The aim of the course is for students at Leiden to learn all about letter writing during that period, including analysing the language of this … Continue reading

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The next Late Modern English Conference

… will take place in Ragusa, Sicily, from 7-9 May 2020, organised by Massimo Sturiale. Great news for all of us who are doing research on Late Modern English letters. This will be the seventh conference in a row. Earlier … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Language …

… is the topic of this year’s Sample Lecture for English organised by the Leiden University Humanities Faculty on 15 April 2016. During this lecture you will learn why Jane Austen’s language (in addition to her novels) is of interest … Continue reading

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