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Explores the afterlives of Jane Austen's work in literature, film and popular culture. This study investigates the popular appropriations of Austen in England and America.

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Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination by Juliette Wells

The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life. The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore. Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity. Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.

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"Juliette Wells's Everybody's Jane engaginglyfills a surprising gap in the bulging Jane Austen bookshelves, surveying howand why this writer of six anonymously published novels attracts both young andold, female and male, and academics and amateurs. Professor Wells leads thereader, including this one, to think about why one loves and respects the same"Jane" who has sparked an Austen cottage industry of key chains, mugs, andRegency dressing, but who shunned fame and publicity in her own life."--,
'Awitty, erudite, and humane exploration of the varied ways that amateur readersof Jane Austen have sought closeness with the object of their affection, fromcollecting her works and visiting the places where she lived, to imagining Janein novels and films - or most extremely, in hybrid creations that featureElizabeth Bennett as a martial artist combating zombies, Jane Austen as avampire, or her characters as paragons of evangelical faith. Juliette Wellsapproaches all these manifestations of fandom without disparagement and with anopen mind.Her book, which is bothlearned and generous of spirit, illuminates the sometimes quirky culturalcreativity that ensues when Austen's readers follow their desires to connectpersonally with their beloved author (and the woman behind the writing), andthe enormous pull Austen and her works continue to exert on the popularimagination.'--,
'Atonce affectionate and judicious, Everybody'sJane succeeds marvellously in revealing the energy and tremendous varietyof the practices that amateur readers develop to make Jane Austen's worksa part of their lives. Juliette Wells' stories of Austen-inspiredfandom of Austen tourism, collecting, fan fiction, and dating guides amplyreveal the creativity that resides within everyday acts of fandom.'--,
"Once Jane Austen was merely a beloved author. Today she is a phenomenon, a mogul, a money-maker. In Everybody's Jane, Wells provides an encyclopaedic account of Austen in the popular culture, as she and her characters make movies, inspire pilgrimages, provide dating tips, solve crimes, fight zombies... Wells' research is prodigious, her material fascinating, and her style easy and readable."--Sanford Lakoff
'At once affectionate and judicious, Everybody's Jane succeeds marvellously in revealing the energy and tremendous variety of the practices that amateur readers develop to make Jane Austen's works a part of their lives. Juliette Wells' stories of Austen-inspired fandom of Austen tourism, collecting, fan fiction, and dating guides amply reveal the creativity that resides within everyday acts of fandom.'--Sanford Lakoff
"Juliette Wells's Everybody's Jane engagingly fills a surprising gap in the bulging Jane Austen bookshelves, surveying how and why this writer of six anonymously published novels attracts both young and old, female and male, and academics and amateurs. Professor Wells leads the reader, including this one, to think about why one loves and respects the same "Jane" who has sparked an Austen cottage industry of key chains, mugs, and Regency dressing, but who shunned fame and publicity in her own life."--Sanford Lakoff
'A witty, erudite, and humane exploration of the varied ways that amateur readers of Jane Austen have sought closeness with the object of their affection, from collecting her works and visiting the places where she lived, to imagining Jane in novels and films - or most extremely, in hybrid creations that feature Elizabeth Bennett as a martial artist combating zombies, Jane Austen as a vampire, or her characters as paragons of evangelical faith. Juliette Wells approaches all these manifestations of fandom without disparagement and with an open mind.Her book, which is both learned and generous of spirit, illuminates the sometimes quirky cultural creativity that ensues when Austen's readers follow their desires to connect personally with their beloved author (and the woman behind the writing), and the enormous pull Austen and her works continue to exert on the popular imagination.'--Sanford Lakoff

About Juliette Wells


Juliette Wells is Assistant Professor of English at Manhattanville College, USA. She is editor (with Sandra Hagan) of The Brontes in the World of the Arts (Ashgate, 2008) and was features editor for the Penguin Classics enhanced e-book edition of Pride and Prejudice (2008).

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Approaching Austen in the Popular Imagination; 2. Alberta H. Burke, Austen Omnivore; 3. Reading Like an Amateur; 4. Getting Closer to Austen: Literary Tourism; 5. Envisioning Austen: Portraits, Fiction, Film; 6. Austen Hybrids: Sex, Horror/Paranormal, Faith; 7. Imagining the Austen Fan; References; Index.

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GOR008213399
Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination by Juliette Wells
Juliette Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2012-01-19
260
1441145540
9781441145543
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