Professor Documents Austen's Expanding Alt-Right Fan Base
It is a truth universally acknowledge that an ugly woman is far more likely to be a feminist than a hot one. That's how right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos put it at an event at the University of Colorado Boulder.
And that got English Professor Nicole Wright wondering: why was Yiannopoulos, of all people, referencing Jane Austen?
It turns out that Austen's devoted base of followers is expanding. In a recent article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Nicole Wright documents the expanding alt-right, or white nationalist, segment of Janeites.