Thursday, February 3, 2011

Elvira Casel Presents "The Abduction of Catherine Morland" at Feb 13 Meeting

Middle Tennessee State University English professor and JASNA TN member, Elvira Casal, will present "The Abduction of Catherine Morland" at the upcoming Feb. 13 meeting. In this presentation, Dr. Casal promises to "look at the ways in which the parodies of abduction in Northanger Abbey invite us to look at the connection between controlling a person's boy and controlling a person's story.  Specifically, I look at the ways in which men try to tell women's stories and how Catherine in a sense resists being 'abducted' by either John Thorpe or Henry Tilney's storytelling."

This meeting will be hosted by Christine Shih from 2:00-4:00 pm at her home in Sugartree.  Please bring a treat to share for tea and RSVP directly to Christine at

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