Global Jane Austen Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community

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  • Copyright: 2013-08-21
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Despite dying in relative obscurity, Jane Austen has become a global force as different readers across time, space, and media have responded to her work - beyond simply American and Great Britain, there are Janeites to be found in China, India, and across the globe. Many fans feel they have developed a personal relationship with Austen and her work. This volume examines the ways in which her novels affect individual psychologies and how Janeites in both the English and non-English speaking worlds experience her work, from visiting her home, to public re-enactments, to films based on her writings.

Author Biography

Laurence Raw teaches in the Department of English at Baskent University, Turkey. His recent publications include Adaptation, Translation and Transformation (2012), and Adaptation and Learning (with Tony Gurr, 2013). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Studies in Turkey and runs a blog on Radio Drama Reviews.

Robert G. Dryden is Associate Professor of English at Hillyer College at the University of Hartford, USA. His most recent publication is Jane Austen for Beginners (part of the For Beginners Books series). He has also published articles in the journals 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era and Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Laurence Raw and Robert Dryden
2. Young Jane Austen and the First Canadian Novel: From Emily Montague to "Amelia Webster" and Love and Friendship; Juliet McMaster
3. Jane Austen's Publications from 1815: The History of a Misunderstanding; Lucile Trumel
4. Jane Austen on Old-Time Radio: Creating Imaginative Worlds; Laurence Raw
5. Jane Austen for Our Time: A Critical Reading of Rosamunde Pilcher's The Shell Seekers; Sheryl Cornett
6. The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen; Sarah Artt, Kenneth Longden, Janet McCabe, Serena Formica, Paul Tucker, John Wyver
7. Sweetening Jane: Equivalence Through Genre and the Problem of Class in Austen Adaptations; Jeremy Strong
8. Inventing Jane: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness; Robert Dryden
9. Hang a Right at the Abbey: Jane Austen and the Imagined City; Richard Berger
10. In Flesh and Blood: Jane Austen as Postmodern Fictional Character; Marina Cano-Lopez
11. One of Folly's Puppies: Austen and Animal Studies; Jim Carson
12. Jane Austen is my Homegirl: American Janeites and Ironic Postmodern Identity; Elise Barker
13. Representations of Jane Austen's Ever-Expanding Universe in Pride and Prejudice; Anette Svensson
14. Teaching Jane Austen in Communist China 1990-96; Val Horniman
15. Jane Austen in the Classroom: Some Indian Responses; Haresh Trivedi, Vishala Urivi, Ruth Vanita, Anshoo Sharma, Harsha Kumari Singh, Ashima Kanwar
16. Getting to Know Miss Jane Austen: Images of an Author; Rana Tekcan
17. Rewriting Austen: Two Interviews with Juliet Archer and Edward Carpenter

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