Gender roles

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Gender roles in the 19th century – Kathryn Hughes

Gender roles and sexuality in Victorian literature – Christopher Parker

Conforming to the Conventions in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Emma – Veronica J. Olson


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Feminism in Austens Northanger Abbey – Sara Whitecotton 

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: Narrative, Empowerment, Gender and Religion – Linda Gill

Northanger Abbey: Catherine Moreland and the Vice of “Sympathetic Imagination” – Nicole Cummins 

Conduct Books


The Crisis of Courtesy : Studies in the Conduct-Book in Britain – E.J. Brill

Nineteenth-Century United States Conduct Book Rhetoric by Women – Jane Donawerth

Ingenious Torments, or Reading Instructive Texts in Northanger AbbeyThe MirrorThe Rambler, and Conduct Books – Susan Allen Ford

Gothic Context


“Horrid” Gothicism: Austen’s NORTHANGER ABBEY – Karalyn Skinner

‘Nothing Really in it’: Gothic Interiors and the Externals of the Courtship Plot in Northanger Abbey – Laura Bardot

Catherine Moreland in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, an unlikely Gothic heroine – Elisabeth Widmark 

English Culture

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The British Library – The world’s knowledge

BBC News

The Republic of Pemberley 

Jane Austen: social realism and the novel – Kathryn Sutherland 

Jane Austen and social judgement – Kathryn Sutherland 

Pop Culture


Jane Austen in Pop Culture

Janeites: The curious American cult of Jane Austen – Jon Kelly

Northanger Abbey (2007) – Directed by Jon Jones


Jane Austen’s House Museum