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The Postcolonial Jane Austen

1st Edition

Edited by You-Me Park, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan


272 pages

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This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by:

* examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire

* revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context

* exploring the ways in which the study of Austen's novels raises fresh issues for post-colonial criticism.

Bringing together work by highly-respected critics from four continents and a range of disciplines, this newly paperbacked volume allows sometimes surprising and always fascinating new insights into some of the most frequently studied - and best loved - novels in the English language.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction Austen in the World: Postcolonial Mappings Part 2: Austen in the World Jane Austen Goes to the Seaside English Identity and the 'West Indian' Schoolgirl Learning to Ride at Mansfield ParkAusten's Treacherous Ivory: Female Patriotism, Domestic Ideology, and EmpireDomestic Retrenchment, Colonial Expansion, and the Traffic of Improvement The Property Plots of Mansfield Park Clara Tuite Of Windows and Country Walks Frames of Space and Movement in 1990s Austen Adaptations Part 3: Austen Abroad Reluctant Janeites: Daughterly Value in Jane Austen and Sarat Chatterjee'sJane Austen Goes to India Emily Eden's home Thoughts from Abroad Farewell to Jane Austen Uses of realism in Vikram Seths Suitable Boy Father's Daughters: Critical Realism Examines Patriarchy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Pak Wanso's A Faltering Afternoon [Hwichongkorinun Ohu]Clueless in the Neocolonial World OrderPart 4: Poem To a 'Jane Austen' class at Ibadan University

About the Series

Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

Edited in collaboration with the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures presents a wide range of research into postcolonial literatures by specialists in the field. Volumes concentrate on writers and writing originating in previously (or presently) colonized areas, and include material from non-anglophone as well as anglophone colonies and literatures.

Part of our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections, this series considers postcolonial literature alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, religion, politics, and science. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Series editors: Donna Landry and Caroline Rooney

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