Mr. Knightley and Emma Woodhouse, from Jane Austen's Emma

Jane Austen’s Subtly Subversive Linguistics

Why are Jane Austen books still so beloved? A linguist argues it has more to do with Austen's masterful use of language than with plot.
Fifty Shades affective labor

Fifty Shades of Affective Labor for Capital

Fifty Shades of Grey sells an absurd fantasy version of a romantic relationship—as between man and woman, so between capitalism and female workers.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The National Book Awards Shortlist

The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR. 
Victorian woman reading

A Novel Defense of the Internet

Novel reading was once regarded as an idle occupation, just as Internet use is now.

Poet Charles Bernstein’s Papers go to Yale

Charles Bernstein, co-founder of the Language Poetry movement, has announced the gift of his papers to the Beinecke Library at Yale University.