Thoughts on Giving Thanks, via Jane Austen, from PhD Student Kevin Stevens in Salon.com

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Fordham English PhD student Kevin Stevens last week published an article on Salon.com titled "Stop selling me gratitude: Jane Austen called BS on this tyranny of the status quo 200 years ago." In it, Stevens explores the distinction between vague "gratitude decorations" and being "grateful for specific reasons," and points out that Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park explores the problems of compulsory gratitude through its protagonist, Fanny Price.