By Patricia A. Matthew

Patricia A. Matthew is a writer and English professor living in Massachussetts. Her book, Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure, is forthcoming from UNC Press.

  1. Sometimes, when I want to find out whether or not my students have actually read their assigned Emma pages, I mention that I’ve been compared to Miss Woodhouse.  Those who have read past the first page look absolutely horrified, and their expression is a perfect reflection of mine when I came to the sentence that gave me the first inkling the man I was convinced was my destiny was not.

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