Julie Salmon Kelleher talks The Lizzie Bennet Diaries in her TEDx Talk!

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is TEDx approved! Julie Salmon Kelleher gave a TEDx talk on Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice concerning the way the LBD adapts free indirect discourse, a technique that Austen brought into the forefront of literature.

What do the telling and retelling of an age-old story teach us about media today? Watch this talk and find out.

Julie Salmon Kelleher was born in Seattle and attended Reed College and the University of Chicago, where she wrote a dissertation on 19th-century utopian narratives. As a critical and creative writer, she asks not only how we make our literature, but how it makes us: how the forms we write in shape our understanding of ourselves and our world, and how we in turn contribute to that understanding when we write. Her critical work explores the ways genre and culture interact, evaluating what different media (oral, written, visual, audiovisual, digital) are capable of saying, and what their social contexts permit them to say. Her creative work straddles classic and emergent forms. She is a novelist whose books are represented by Dunham Literary Agency, she blogs on writing and media at underrevision.com, and she is currently working with a class of Fairhaven College students to create a fictional video blog serial.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx.

Check out Kelleher’s TEDx Talk, “What Jane Austen Can Teach Us About Our Internet Selves,” above! What did you think? Do you know of any other academically-inclined readings of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?


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