New Directions in Austen Studies


Editors’ Note
Gillian Dow and Susan Allen Ford

New Faces, New Understandings

Part 1: New Faces
Isobel Grundy

Part 2: New Understandings
Juliet McMaster

“Jane Austen” Today

Lost In Austen and Generation-Y Janeites
Laurie Kaplan

Austen’s Adventures in American Popular Fiction, 1996-2006
Juliette Wells

Austen Therapy: Pride and Prejudice and Popular Culture
Marilyn Francus

Eyeing Mrs. Elton: Learning Through Pastiche
Diana Birchall

Jane Austen and her Contemporaries

“Motionless Wonder”: Contemplating Gothic Sublimity in Northanger Abbey
Natasha Duquette

What Happens at the Party: Jane Austen Converses with Charlotte Smith
Jacqueline Labbe

Jane Austen’s Reading: The Chawton Years
Gillian Dow and Katie Halsey

Cultural Contexts

“In the Place of a Parent”: Austen and Adoption
Eric C. Walker

Dancing in a New Direction: Jane Austen and the Regency Waltz
Erin J. Smith

Austen and Enclosure
Helena Kelly

Reception and Adaptation

Why Austen cannot be a “classique” in French: New Directions in the French Reception of Austen
Valérie Cossy

Jane Austen in Japanese Literature: An Overview
Ebine Hiroshi, Amano Miyuki, and Hisamori Kazuko

Sōseki’s Transformation of the Austenian Novel: From the Novel of Manners to the Psychological Novel
Amano Miyuki

Elizabeth Bennet Turns Socialist: Nogami Yaeko’s Machiko
Hisamori Kazuko

Experimenting with Jane Austen: Kurahashi Yumiko
Ebine Hiroshi

The Reception of Jane Austen in Japanese Literature: Beyond Adaptation
Ebine Hiroshi, Amano Miyuki, and Hisamori Kazuko

“Read and reread until they could be read no more”: Charles Darwin and the Novels of Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bankes

Prelude and Postlude

Unbecoming Jane: Genre and Craft in Austen’s Earliest Novels
Lesley Peterson

Are We Ready for New Directions?  Jane Austen’s The History of England & Cassandra’s Portraits
Annette Upfal and Christine Alexander

“Three or Four Families”: Suggestions for New Directions in Biographical Research
Deirdre Le Faye

Fanny Caroline Lefroy: A Feminist Critic in the Austen Family
Alice Marie Villaseñor


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