A special issue of Persuasions On-Line is now available for reading, free to all!
As we usher in spring, we are pleased to announce the release of Persuasions On-Line, Vol. 34, No. 2, a collection of essays on “Teaching Austen and Her Contemporaries.” This issue, which is freely accessible on our website, furthers JASNA’s commitment to fostering the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s works, life, and genius. Relatively little has been published on teaching Jane Austen, and the articles in this edition expand on that important area of Austen scholarship.
Many thanks to Persuasions Editor Susan Allen Ford and Co-Editors Bridget Draxler (Monmouth College) and Misty Krueger (University of Maine) for developing this unique issue.
Table of Contents:
Bridget Draxler, Misty Krueger, and Susan Allen Ford
Discovering Jane Austen in Today’s College Classroom Devoney Looser
Teaching Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey as a “Crossover” Text Misty Krueger
Teaching Two Janes: Austen and West in Dialogue Daniel Schierenbeck
Taking Emma to the Street: Toward a Civic Engagement Model of Austen Pedagogy Danielle Spratt
Teaching to the Resistance: What to Do When Students Dislike Austen Olivera Jokic
“Hastening Together to Perfect Felicity”: Teaching the British Gothic Tradition through Parody and Role-Playing Andrea Rehn
Teaching Jane Austen in Bits and Bytes: Digitizing Undergraduate Archival Research Bridget Draxler
Jane Austen Then and Now: Teaching Georgian Jane in the Jane-Mania Media Age Jodi L. Wyett
Dancing with Jane Austen: History and Practice in the Classroom Cheryl A. Wilson
c2014 Jane Austen in Vermont; text and images from JASNA.org
“Rear Admiral” of Austen in Boston posted this on a Jane Austen discussion group, his facebook page, and his blog. I think it is quite brilliant, and it will give you your Daily Chuckle – he gives me permission to post it here for your enjoyment!
Playing in Parts, by James Gillray (1801) – Wikipedia Commons
From “Rear Admiral”: From something I posted on the Goodreads Jane Austen discussion page…I got just a bit carried away….. As I’m stuck in the (mostly) 70s/Singer Songwriter Era some (all?) of these might be unknown but I had way too much fun with this so here goes:
“Longways” Country Dance, by Thomas Rowlandson (1790s) – wikipedia
Thank you Kirk! – Anyone want to add their own versions of Jane Austen in song?
c2014, Jane Austen in Vermont
New issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World!
The March/April 2014 issue [No. 68] of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is now published and will be mailed to subscribers this week. In it you can read about:
- William Beckford, the remarkable author and architect who led a somewhat sordid life
- Joanna Trollope on her rewriting of Sense & Sensibility for HarperCollins’s Austen Project
- Mary Russell Mitford, the writer who sought to emulate Jane Austen
- How Jane Austen supported her fellow writers by subscribing to their books
- The story of Julie Klassen, marketing assistant turned best-selling Regency romance novelist
Plus: News, Letters, Book Reviews and information from Jane Austen Societies in the US and the UK.
And: Test your knowledge with our exclusive Jane Austen quiz, and read about the shocking behaviour of our latest Regency Rogue
You should subscribe! Make sure that you are among the first to read all the news from Jane Austen’s Regency World: http://janeaustenmagazine.co.uk/subscribe/
[Images and text from JARW Magazine, with thanks]
c2014 Jane Austen in Vermont