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 Park Austen's Treacherous Ivory: Female Patriotism, Domestic Ideology, and Empire Domestic 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's Jane 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 Order Part 4: Poem To a 'Jane Austen' class at Ibadan University