A Companion to Jane Austen
Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist`s works and career.
A Note to the Reader.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction: Claudia L. Johnson (Princeton University) and Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne).
Part I: The Life and the Texts:.
1. Jane Austen`s Life and Letters: Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford).
2. The Austen Family Writing: Gossip, Parody, and Corporate Personality: Robert Mack (University of Exeter).
3. The Literary Marketplace: Jan Fergus (Lehigh University).
4. Texts and Editions: Brian Southam.
5. Jane Austen, Illustrated: Laura Carroll (La Trobe University, Melbourne) and John Wiltshire (La Trobe University, Melbourne).
Part II: Reading the Texts:.
6. Young Jane Austen: Author: Juliet McMaster (University of Alberta).
7. Moving In and Out: The Property of Self in Sense and Sensibility: Susan Greenfield (Fordham University).
8. Austen the Illusionist: Northanger Abbey and Austen`s Uses of Enchantment: Sonia Hofkosh (Tufts University).
9. Re-Reading Pride and Prejudice: `What think you of books?`: Susan Wolfson (Princeton University).
10. The Missed Opportunities of Mansfield Park: William Galperin (Rutgers University).
11. Emma: Wordgames and Secret Histories: Linda Bree (Cambridge University Press).
12. Persuasion: The Gradual Dawning of Greatness: Fiona Stafford (University of Oxford).
13. Sanditon and the Book: George Justice (University of Missouri).
Part III: Literary Genres and Genealogies:.
14. Turns of Speech and Figures of Mind: Margaret Anne Doody (University of Notre Dame).
15. Narrative Technique: Austen and her Contemporaries: Jane Spencer (University of Exeter).
16. Time and her Aunt: Michael Wood (Princeton University).
17. Austen`s Realist Play: Harry Shaw (Cornell University).
18. Dealing in Notions and Facts: Jane Austen and History Writing: Devoney Looser (University of Missouri).
19. Sentiment and Sensibility: Austen, Feeling and Print Culture: Miranda Burgess (University of British Columbia).
20. The Gothic Austen: Nancy Armstrong (Brown University).
Part IV: Political, Social and Cultural Worlds:.
21. From Politics to Silence: Jane Austen`s Non-Referential Aesthetic: Mary Poovey (New York University).
22. The army, the navy and the Napoleonic Wars: Gillian Russell (Australian National University).
23. Jane Austen, the 1790s and the French Revolution: Mary Spongberg (Macquarie University).
24. Feminisms: Vivien Jones (University of Leeds).
25. Imagining Sameness and Difference: Domestic and Colonial Sisters in Mansfield Park: Deirdre Coleman (University of Melbourne).
26. Jane Austen and the Nation: Claire Lamont (University of Newcastle upon Tyne).
27. Religion: Roger E. Moore (Vanderbilt University).
28. Family Matters: Ruth Perry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
29. Austen and Masculinity: E.J. Clery (University of Southampton).
30. The Trouble with Things: Objects and the Commodification of Sociability: Barbara Benedict (Trinity College, CT).
31. Luxury: Making Sense of Excess in Austen`s Narratives: Diego Saglia (University of Parma).
32. Austen`s Accomplishment: Music and the Modern Heroine: Gillen D`Arcy Wood (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
33. Austen and Performance: Theatre, Memory and Enculturation: Daniel O`Quinn (University of Guelph).
Part V: Reception and Reinvention:.
34. Jane Austen and Genius: Deidre Lynch (University of Toronto).
35. Jane Austen`s Periods: Mary Favret (Indiana University-Bloomington).
36. Nostalgia: Nicholas Dames (Columbia University).
37. Austen`s European Reception: Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University).
38. Jane Austen and the Silver Fork Novel: Edward Copeland (Pomona College, Claremont).
39. Jane Austen in the World: New Women, Imperial Vistas: Katie Trumpener (Yale University).
40. Sexuality: Fiona Brideoake (University of Melbourne).
41. Jane Austen and popular culture: Judy Simons (De Montfort University).
42. Austenean Subcultures: Mary Ann O`Farrell (Texas A&M University).