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Uses of Austen

Jane's Afterlives

Authors: Dow, Gillian

Editors: Hanson, C. (Ed.)

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This book focuses on how Austen's life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Tracing the connections between Modernist Austen in the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations in the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a complex point of reference on the global stage.

About the authors

SHELLEY COBB Lecturer in English and Film, University of Southampton, UK FELICITY JAMES Lecturer in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Literature, University of Leicester, UK MARY JOANNOU Professor of Literary History and Women's Writing, Anglia Ruskin University, UK STEPHANIE JONES Lecturer in English, University of Southampton, UK DEIDRE SHAUNA LYNCH Chancellor Jackman Professor and Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, Canada WILLIAM MAY Lecturer in English, University of Southampton, UK REBECCA MUNFORD Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Cardiff University, UK JULIAN NORTH Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester, UK MARY ANN O'FARRELL Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University, UK JULIETTE WELLS Associate Professor and Chair of English, Manhattanville College, USA

Reviews

"This collection makes a lively contribution to one of the hot topics in contemporary Austen Studies our persistent and multi-faceted refiguring of Jane Austen's reputation, her writings, and her afterlives. These stimulating essays chart the likely and unlikely uses of Jane Austen: her Modernist construction in the early twentieth century, her importance in times of war, her feminist and post-feminist fashioning, her academic and popular appeal, and her recent emergence on the global stage. They celebrate Austen's many transformations: in biography, film, blog, sequels, and literary tourism." Kathryn Sutherland, Professorial Fellow in English, Oxford University, UK

"The editors of Uses of Austen, Gillian Dow and Clare Hanson, have succeeded in bringing together a remarkably coherent selection of essays that offer a rich account of the many ways in which Austen has been reimagined over the last century." Richard de Ritter, The BARS Journal


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dow, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • ‘A genius for foretelling’: Augustan Austen and Future Fiction

    Lynch, Deidre

    Pages 19-36

  • ‘England’s Jane’: The Legacy of Jane Austen in the Fiction of Barbara Pym, Dodie Smith and Elizabeth Taylor

    Joannou, Maroula

    Pages 37-58

  • ‘The Future of Pemberley’: Emma Tennant, the ‘Classic Progression’ and Literary Trespassing

    Munford, Rebecca

    Pages 59-76

  • New Approaches to Austen and the Popular Reader

    Wells, Juliette

    Pages 77-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Uses of Austen
Book Subtitle
Jane's Afterlives
Authors
Editors
  • C. Hanson
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27174-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137271747
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-31946-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33999-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
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