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The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen



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ISBN 9780367027292
July 8, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
688 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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First published anonymously, as ‘a lady,’ Jane Austen is now the among the world’s most famous and highly revered authors. The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen provides wide-ranging coverage of Jane Austen’s works, reception, and legacy, with chapters that draw on the latest literary research and theory and represent foundational and authoritative scholarship on as well as new approaches to an author whose works provide seemingly endless inspiration for reinterpretation, adaptation, and appropriation. The Companion provides up-to-date work by an international team of established and emerging Austen scholars, and includes exciting chapters not just on Austen in her time but on her ongoing afterlife, whether in the academy and the wider world of her fans or in cinema, new media, and the commercial world. Sections within the volume explore Jane Austen in her time and within the literary canon, the literary critical and theoretical study of her novels, unpublished writing, and her correspondence, and the afterlife of her work as exemplified in film, digital humanities, and new media. In addition, the Companion devotes special attention to teaching Jane Austen.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Jane Austen’s Works

  1. Northanger Abbey and the Functions of Metafiction
  2. Jodi L. Wyett

  3. Sense and Sensibility, Novel and Phenomenon
  4. Peter Graham

  5. Pride and Prejudice: not altogether ‘light & bright & sparkling’
  6. Susan J. Wolfson

  7. The Novelty of Mansfield Park
  8. Emily Rohrbach

  9. Emma, a Heroine
  10. George Justice

  11. The Politics of Friendship in Persuasion
  12. Michael D. Lewis

  13. The Historical and Cultural Aspects of Jane Austen’s Letters
  14. Jodi A. Devine

  15. ‘Setting at naught all rules of probable or possible’: Jane Austen’s ‘Juvenilia’
  16. John C. Leffel

     

     

    Historicizing Austen: A Sampling

  17. Touching Upon Jane Austen’s Politics
  18. Devoney Looser

  19. ‘A Picture of Real Life and Manners’? Austen, Burney, and Edgeworth
  20. Linda Bree

  21. Jane Austen and the Georgian Novel
  22. Elaine Bander

  23. From Samplers to Shakespeare: Jane Austen’s Reading
  24. Katie Halsey

  25. Pedestrian Characters and Plots: Persuasion and The Heart of Midlothian
  26. Tara Goshal Wallace

  27. From Jeweled Toothpick-Cases to Blue Nankin Boots:  Austen, Consumerist Culture, and Narrative
  28. Laura M. White

  29. ‘Bringing her Business Forward’: Jane Austen and Political Economy
  30. Sarah Comyn

  31. Material Goods in Austen’s Novels
  32. Sandie Byrne

  33. Jane Austen and Music
  34. Laura Voracheck

  35. ‘All the Egotism of an Invalid’: Hypochondria as Form in Jane Austen’s Sanditon
  36. Sarah Marsh

  37. Jane Austen and the White-Washed Past
  38. Olivia Murphy

  39. They Came Before Olivia: Black Ladies and Political Blackness in Eighteenth Century British Literature
  40. Lyndon Dominique

    Critical Approaches to Austen: A Sampling

  41. Hearing Voices in Austen: The Representation of Speech and Voice in the Novels
  42. Adela Pinch

  43. Being Plotted, Being Thrown: Austen’s Catch and Release
  44. William Galperin

  45. Austen’s Literary Time
  46. Amit Yahav

  47. Austen, Masculinity, and Romanticism
  48. Sarah Ailwood

  49. Jane Austen Likes Women: Self-Worth, Self-Care, and Heroic Self-Sacrifice
  50. Kathleen Anderson

  51. ‘Queer Austen’ and Northanger Abbey
  52. Susan Celia Greenfield

  53. ‘A Perfectly Swell Romance’: Jane Austen and Fred Astaire: A Case Study in Analogy Criticism
  54. Paula Marantz Cohen

  55. Translating Jane Austen: World Literary Space and Isabelle de Montolieu’s La Famille Elliot (1821)
  56. Rachel Canter

  57. Jane Austen and the Social Sciences
  58. Wendy Jones

     

    Austen’s Communities: A Sampling

  59. Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal and Persuasions On-Line: 'Formed for [an] Elegant and Rational Society'
  60. Susan Allen Ford

  61. ‘It is Such a Happiness When Good People Get Together’: JAS and JASNA
  62. Alice Marie Villaseñor

  63. Live Austen Adaptation in the Age of Multimedia Reproduction
  64. Christopher C. Nagle 

  65. ‘You do not know her or her heart’: Minor Character Elaboration in Contemporary Austen Spin-off Fiction
  66. Kylie Mirmohamadi

  67. Jane Goes Gaga: Austen as Celebrity and Brand
  68. Marina Cano

  69. Global Jane Austen: Obstinate, Headstrong Pakistanis
  70. Laaleen Sukhera

  71. Race, Class, Gender Remixed: Reimagining Pride and Prejudice in Communities of Colour
  72. Sigrid Michelle Anderson

  73. Writing Community: Some Thoughts About Jane Austen Fanfiction
  74. Melanie Borrego

     

    Teaching Jane Austen: A Sampling

  75. Teaching Jane Austen in the Twenty-first Century
  76. Michael Gamer and Katrina O’Loughlin

  77. Close Reading and Close Looking: Teaching Austen Novels and Films
  78. Martha Stoddard Holmes

  79. Myth, Reality, and Global Celebrity: Teaching Jane Austen Online
  80. Gillian Dow and Kim Simpson

  81. Epistemic Injustice in Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park; Or, What Austen Teaches Us about Mansplaining and White Privilege
  82. Tim Black and Danielle Spratt

  83. Race, Privilege, and Relatability: A Practical Guide for College and Secondary Instructors
  84. Juliette Wells

  85. Austen’s Belief in Education: Sōseki, Nogami, and Sensibility
  86. Kimiyo Ogawa

  87. Teaching Jane Austen through Public Humanities: The Jane Austen Summer Program Inger S. B. Brodey, Anne Fertig, and Sarah Schaefer Walton

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Editor(s)

Biography

Cheryl A. Wilson is Professor of English and Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stevenson University.

Maria Frawley is a Professor of English at The George Washington University in Washington, DC., where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature.