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After Austen

Reinventions, Rewritings, Revisitings

Editors: Hopkins, Lisa (Ed.)

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  • Demonstrates the extent and variety of Austen's cultural influence
    Examines a range of texts that Austen has influenced, from 19th century novelists to 20th century television
    Sheds new light on Austen herself, in addition to her work

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About this book

This collection of twelve new essays examines some of what Jane Austen has become in the two hundred years since her death.  Some of the chapters explore adaptations or repurposings of her work while others trace her influence on a surprising variety of different kinds of writing, sometimes even when there is no announced or obvious debt to her.  In so doing they also inevitably shed light on Austen herself. Austen is often considered romantic and not often considered political, but both those perceptions are challenged her, as is the idea that she is primarily a writer for and about women.  Her books are comic and ironic, but they have been reworked and drawn upon in very different genres and styles.  Collectively these essays testify to the extraordinary versatility and resonance of Austen’s books.

About the authors

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.  She works mainly on Shakespeare, Marlowe and Ford but has also written Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction: DCI Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2016), Relocating Shakespeare and Austen on Screen (Palgrave, 2009) and Bram Stoker: A Literary Life (Palgrave, 2007).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95894-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
After Austen
Book Subtitle
Reinventions, Rewritings, Revisitings
Editors
  • Lisa Hopkins
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95894-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95894-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95893-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 296
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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