No. 27, 2005

CONTENTS

Annual General Meetings of the Jane Austen Society of North America 6
Message from the President 7
Editor’s Note 9-10

AGM 2005 MILWAUKEE: JANE AUSTEN'S LETTERS IN FACT AND FICTION

“The Whinnying of Harpies?”:  Humor in Jane Austen’s Letters
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JAN FERGUS
13-30
Searching for Jane Austen: Restoring the “Fleas” and “Bad Breath”
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EMILY AUERBACH
31-38 
Fun and Speculation:  Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice as Revisions
DEBORAH J. KNUTH KLENCK
39-53
Lady Susan:  A Re-evaluation of Jane Austen’s Epistolary Novel
CHRISTINE ALEXANDER, DAVID OWEN
54-68
Fragment and Focus:  Jane Austen and the Art of the Blazons
SUSAN E. JONES
69-74
The Jane Austen Diet:  The Weight of Women in Austen’s Letters
KATHLEEN ANDERSON
75-87
The Epistolary Passions of Sympathy:  Feeling Letters in Persuasion and Burney’s The Wanderer
CHRISTOPHER NAGLE
88-98
Letters and their Role in Revealing Class and Personal Identity in Pride and Prejudice
JODI A. DEVINE
99-111
James Stanier Clarke’s Portrait of Jane Austen
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JOAN KLINGEL RAY, RICHARD JAMES WHEELER
112-118
Jane Austen’s Letters:  Facts and Fictions
ELAINE BANDER
119-129
Following the Trail of Jane Austen’s Letters
BARBARA BRITTON WENNER
130-141
Jane Austen and “A Society of Sickness”
AKIKO TAKEI
142-151
Mr. Darcy’s Letter - A Figure in the Dance
MARY BASSON
152-162
Austen and the Admiral:  Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
ELSIE G. HOLZWARTH
163-172

MISCELLANY

Incarnating Jane Austen:  The Role of Sound in the Recent Film Adaptations
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ADRIANE HUDELET
175-184
“A Great Passion for Taking Likenesses”:  The Woman Painter in Emma
ANTONIA LOSANO
185-194
Anne Elliot Bound Up in Northanger Abbey:  The History of the Joint Publication of Jane Austen’s First and Last Complete Novels
JONATHAN GROSSMAN
195-207
Reading and Teaching Our Way Out of Jane Austen’s Novels (Naval Options)
ROBERT G. DRYDEN
208-218
Calamity Jane? Austen and Owen Wister’s The Virginian
MARILYN FRANCUS
219-233
The Probable Location of Longbourn in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
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KENNETH SMITH
234-241 
“The Redemption of the World”:  The Rhetoric of Jane Austen’s Prayers
LAURA DABUNDO
242-252
Fanny Price and the (Dis)comforts of Home
AMANDA HIMES
253-259
Re-Pairing Jane Austen
MATTHEW MELKO
260-262
“Slyness Seems the Fashion”:  Dexterous Revelations in Pride and Prejudice
THERESA KENNEY
263-269

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