Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives by Gillian DowUses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives by Gillian Dow

Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives

byGillian DowEditorC. Hanson

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

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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.
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, U...
Title:Uses of Austen: Jane's AfterlivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230319467

ISBN - 13:9780230319462

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; G.Dow & C.Hanson 'A genius for foretelling': Augustan Austen and Future Fiction; D.Lynch 'England's Jane': The Legacy of Jane Austen in the Fiction of Barbara Pym, Dodie Smith and Elizabeth Taylor; M.Joannou 'The Future of Pemberley': Emma Tennant, the 'Classic Progression' and Literary Trespassing; R.Munfort New Theoretical Approaches to Austen in Contemporary Popular Culture; J.Wells Becoming Jane: The Life of Jane Austen in Contemporary Biography and Film; J.North Letters to Jane: Austen, the Letter, and Twentieth-century Women's Writing; W.May At Home with Jane: Placing Austen in Contemporary Culture; F.James Uses of Translation: The Global Jane Austen; G.Dow The Imperial Economy of Chadha's Bride and Prejudice ; S.Jones 'Bin Laden a Huge Jane Austen Fan': Jane Austen in Contemporary Political Discourse; M.A.O'Farrell 'What Would Jane Do?' Postfeminist Media Uses of Austen and the Woman Reader; S.Cobb Bibliography Index

Editorial 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