Femnista: Literary Men

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Today, I am pleased to say that the autumn issue of Femnista has released! I am SO excited about this. Editor Charity Bishop has recently re-designed the entire webzine along with giving it a cool new name - for those of you familiar with Costume Chronicles, you will know it then became Charity's Tude and now is Femnista, a modern and unique name all on its own.

This issue's theme is "Literary Men." You may ask: is the now-iconic Mr. Darcy featured? Why, of course! (Complete with photos of Colin Firth!) He isn't the only swoon-worthy leading man to be written about either (along with a villain or two!).Within these pages are five columns and a great selection of articles (although I am a tad surprised there aren't more Austen heroes...?) There is the brooding Mr. Rochester and Robin Hood, plus a whole host of other worthy gentleman. And, rest assured Mr. Thornton (a.k.a. Richard Armitage) makes an appearance. Oh! And did I mention there is an advice column for the unlucky lads from eras past? (I dare you not to laugh when reading this - especially "Mr. Collins'" letter. *grin*)

Scroll down the page and click on the image displayed on the right sidebar of this blog to print out or page through it, and then, let us all know what you think! Or click on the link below to download.

Femnista, September-October 2011: Literary Men


  1. You write reviews for Charity's Place, am I correct? I think I saw your name appear on some of the reviews I read before. I'm excited to read the new issue of Femnista (downloading it now)!

  2. I'm also surprised more Austen men didn't feature, but then since we had two issues of Austen characters awhile back, it was good that some other literary men were written about this time around. =)

    Thanks for linking to it! I hope your readers enjoy it -- and thanks for being a contributor, too! =)

  3. Rebekah - GREAT! I hope you did/will enjoy the webzine; those of us who contribute always enjoy it - or I do. =)

    Jemimah - yes, I do write for Charity's Place and LOVE it. I've been writing for Charity for several years now - longer than I realize and, still I enjoy it.

    Hope you enjoyed "Literary Men" - it turned out great, I think.

    Charity - I know. I expected Austen guys to play a bigger role, but you make a good point about the two prior Austen issues; everyone had likely said what they needed to as regards Austen's leading men... for the time being. And, yes, there was a great group of gentlemen, regardless.

    I wanted to link to Femnista, but I don't think I have that many readers that hadn't heard of it... still... hopefully someday I just may bring some new readers. =)

  4. As I just told Ella, I'm really looking forward to reading this new issue! :) Love the new title too!

  5. Great! I hope you enjoyed the "first" issue of Femnista - I thought Charity and the writers did a wonderful job, as always. =)

    And, yes, Charity did give the e-zine a uniquely fabulous name.

  6. I was so excited to find this publication! Finally some recognition of how literary classics are still relevant and still have a profound influence on peoples lives! Keep up the good work guys.
    (And if you are ever looking for a new contributor, I would be VERY interested.)

  7. Danielle - awesome! Even as a writer for "Femnista" it's always encouraging to know that readers enjoy the publication. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    New writers are always welcome. You just have to "nab" the topic you want within the theme of each issue. Just hit the webzine link, go to the back page and you'll see all of the contact info. The next issue (supernatural creatures) is full, I think but the next one (Nov/Dec) is all about detectives and mysterious things. =D

    Thanks so much for following my blog. =) Come back often.

  8. Thanks Rissi. (I've seen your comment on my bog - thanks so much - but also thought I'd come back and speak to you here.) I'm very new to blogging, but I'm really enjoying it and it's becoming very addictive. If you are interested, I'd love to post a guest post from you.. perhaps you could send me a review of one of your beloved BBC costume dramas and how it compares to its book version?

  9. That’s just fine, Danielle – I love comments, I just wanted to post the reply to your question about Femnista on your blog also in case you didn’t check back; some people do and some don’t (I am one who likes to). Me too! I just started blogging a couple of months ago, but so far, I am really enjoying it. =)

    Oh! Thanks for asking me to guest post! Unfortunately, the only novel I could compare to its BBC movie adaptation would be “Sense and Sensibility” – I don’t know if that is of interest to you. The other movies I’ve seen that are based on classic literature, I’ve not read the books yet with exception to snippets of them (I’ve read only parts of "The Count of Monte Cristo" or "Northanger Abbey"). I do have a piece on “Sense & Sensibility” that is focused on the women in the story or I have individual movie reviews on both versions of “S&S.” Otherwise I’ve seen a TON of BBC dramas, so I could always write just a film review… Anyway, whatever you decide; just let me know and I can work something up… or if none of those ideas sounds like something that would work with your blog, I'd be cool with that too.

    So glad you stopped in, Danielle. =)

  10. A review of Sense and Sensibility would be great!!! I love Jane Austen, and I haven't gotten around to doing a review of S&S yet. As my blog is focused on how the adaptations compare to their original, it would be great if your review could reflect back on the novel in some way - but how much you do that is entirely up to you.. Also, there's no rush, whenever you get around to it is fine. Thanks so much Rissi!

  11. Danielle – okay, great; I can work up something about “S&S.” =) It will probably not get to you until later next week (I don’t know if you’ll want me to email it to you… or just post it on my blog and let you copy & paste it – either way would work with me, just let me know).

    I have an article that I wrote a year ago for the e-zine “Costume Chronicles” (which was the publication prior to Femnista) that I could easily polish to be acceptable or I might just incorporate some thoughts about the book into the film review… who knows! If you get it and feel like it wasn’t what you wanted, then you can just let me know… otherwise, I’ll plan on getting something to you soon.

  12. Sounds great Rissi! You can email it to me: danielle.roddick@hotmail.com

  13. Sounds like a "plan," Danielle! Thanks; got your email saved, so I should be contacting you next week sometime... hopefully earlier rather than later. =)


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