Austen, Actresses and Accessories

Much Ado About Muffs

Authors: Engel, L.

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This interdisciplinary project draws on a wealth of sources (visual, material, literary and theatrical) to examine Austen's depiction of female performance, display and desire through her deployment of a culturally and symbolically charged accessory: the muff.

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Laura Engel is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Duquesne University where she specializes in eighteenth-century British Literature and Theater. She is the author of Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making (2011) and co-editor with Elaine McGirr of Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater 1660-1830 (2014).

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“This was easily one of the most enjoyable academic works I have read in recent years. … Happily, for twenty-first-century readers, Engel makes much ado about muffs, and in so doing, makes a valuable and absorbing contribution to the study of the intersections between material culture, fiction, and the visual and performing arts of the long eighteenth century.” (Heather Ladd, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 32 (1), 2019)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Austen, Actresses and Accessories
Book Subtitle
Much Ado About Muffs
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42794-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137427946
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42792-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 84
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