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Jane Austen and Performance

Authors: Cano, Marina

  • Adopts an interdisciplinary, historical approach
    Explores new unexamined materials, such as suffrage novels, theatrical productions in Scotland and performances at schools and amateur clubs in Britain and America
    Has strong focus on Austen’s print and stage afterlives, not fully addressed by any of the recent studies of Austen’s reception

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About this book

This is the first exploration of the performative and theatrical force of Austen’s work and its afterlife, from the nineteenth century to the present. It unearths new and little-known Austen materials: from suffragette novels and pageants to school and amateur theatricals, passing through mid-twentieth-century representations in Scotland and America. The book concludes with an examination of Austen fandom based on an online survey conducted by the author, which elicited over 300 responses from fans across the globe. Through the lens of performative theory, this volume explores how Austen, her work and its afterlives, have aided the formation of collective and personal identity; how they have helped bring people together across the generations; and how they have had key psychological, pedagogical and therapeutic functions for an ever growing audience. Ultimately, this book explains why Austen remains the most beloved author in English Literature.

About the authors

Marina Cano is a teaching fellow in Women’s Writing in English at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research interests include women’s writing, the long nineteenth-century, performance and gender theory. She is also a researcher in “Travelling Texts 1790-1914: Transnational Reception of Women’s Writing at the Fringes of Europe.”

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook £52.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43988-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43987-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jane Austen and Performance
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43988-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43988-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43987-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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