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The Resource Jane Austen's textual lives : from Aeschylus to Bollywood, Kathryn Sutherland

Jane Austen's textual lives : from Aeschylus to Bollywood, Kathryn Sutherland

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Jane Austen's textual lives : from Aeschylus to Bollywood
Title
Jane Austen's textual lives
Title remainder
from Aeschylus to Bollywood
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Kathryn Sutherland
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Language
eng
Summary
Through three intertwined histories "Jane Austen's Textual Lives", offers a new way of approaching and reading a very familiar author. One is a history of the transmission and transformation of Jane Austen through manuscripts, critical editions, biographies, and adaptations; a second provides a conspectus of the development of English Studies as a discipline in which the original and primary place of textual criticism is recovered; and a third reviews the role of Oxford University Press in shaping a canon of English texts in the twentieth century. Jane Austen can be discovered in all three. Since her rise to celebrity status at the end of the nineteenth century, Jane Austen has occupied a position within English-speaking culture that is both popular and canonical, accessible and complexly inaccessible, fixed and certain yet wonderfully amenable to shifts of sensibility and cultural assumptions. The implied contradiction was represented in the early twentieth century by, on the one hand, the Austen family's continued management, censorship, and sentimental marketing of the sweet lady novelist of the Hampshire countryside; and on the other, by R.W.; Chapman's 1923 Clarendon Press edition of the Novels of Jane Austen, which subjected her texts to the kind of scholarly probing reserved till then for classical Greek and Roman authors obscured by centuries of attrition. It was to be almost fifty years before the Clarendon Press considered it necessary to recalibrate the reputation of another popular English novelist in this way. Beginning with specific encounters with three kinds of textual work and the problems, clues, or challenges to interpretation they continue to present, Kathryn Sutherland goes on to consider the absence of a satisfactory critical theory of biography that can help us address the partial life, and ends with a discussion of the screen adaptations through which the texts continue to live on. Throughout, "Jane Austen's Textual" identities provide a means to explore the wider issue of what text is and to argue the importance of understanding textual space as itself a powerful agent established only by recourse to further interpretations and fictions
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Sutherland, Kathryn
Dewey number
823.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.S884 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Austen, Jane
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Literature
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Jane Austen's textual lives : from Aeschylus to Bollywood, Kathryn Sutherland
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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68623849
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1 online resource (xix, 387 pages)
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online
Isbn
9786610759132
Lccn
2006273782
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
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remote
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(OCoLC)68623849
Label
Jane Austen's textual lives : from Aeschylus to Bollywood, Kathryn Sutherland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
68623849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 387 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610759132
Lccn
2006273782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)68623849

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