Questo sito utilizza cookie di terze parti per inviarti pubblicità in linea con le tue preferenze. Se vuoi saperne di più clicca QUI 
Chiudendo questo banner, scorrendo questa pagina, cliccando su un link o proseguendo la navigazione in altra maniera, acconsenti all'uso dei cookie. OK

Re-presenting the Author: Biographical Re-Inventions of Jane Austen, 1871 - 2008

The trend of Austen appreciation and the interest exhibited in her show no sign of abating: books are published relentlessly, articles are uncountable, her works are continuously adapted into new films or mini-series and re-edited or re-published almost every year, prequels and sequels, as well as her novels, are enjoying a considerable reputation.
I will firstly tackle the issue of the cult of Jane Austen, describing how, over a century, the typology of interest in her, took two different directions. Secondly, I will devote a brief section to the history of biography, focussing especially on its developments and outcomes in the last two centuries; after that, I will try to outline the problems posed by life writing to biographers.
In the main part of the dissertation, I will carry out a comparative study of the most recent biographies on Austen.
The final chapter, then, will be dedicated to the analysis of recent attempts at transposing Jane Austen’s life to the screen. Her life has been reinterpreted, or re-told, in two recent biographical films: Becoming Jane Austen (2007) and Miss Austen Regrets (2009).

Mostra/Nascondi contenuto.
1 I. PREFACE The trend of Austen appreciation and the interest exhibited in her show no sign of abating: books are published relentlessly, articles are uncountable, her works are continuously adapted into new films or mini-series and re-edited or re-published almost every year, prequels and sequels, as well as her novels, are enjoying a considerable reputation. The variety of materials we have about the English writer – from the most relevant to the most trivial ones – shows to what extent the interest in her is heterogeneous. Critics have by now agreed on the fact that she is a cultural phenomenon and that her exploding popularity has helped give birth and develop the so-called “cult of Jane Austen”, another complex cultural issue. Much has been written on this and it is not my intention to restate subjects which others have brilliantly touched upon. As a matter of fact, in recent years many academics have tried to approach, in different works, the factors which come into action in the making of a myth out of Jane Austen. 1 Criticism has by now placed Austen in relation to politics, feminism, sexuality, imperialism, the cinema, the postmodern and popular culture, thus producing different versions or interpretations of the author, which might sometimes collide or overlap. 2 1 On this subject see the most extensive contributions given by C. L. Johnson, “Austen Cults and Cultures”, in E. Copeland and J. McMaster (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen (1997); D. S. Lynch (ed.), Janeites. Jane Austen’s Disciples and Devotees (2000); J. Wiltshire, Recreating Jane Austen (2001). 2 For Austen and politics see the major works of M. Butler, Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (1975); R. Sales, Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England (1994); and C. L. Johnson, Jane Austen: Women, Politics and the Novel (1998). For Austen and feminist studies see S. M. Gilbert and S. Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic. The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (1979). For Austen and her cinematographic adaptations see L. Troost and S. Greenfield (eds.), Jane Austen in Hollywood (2001); S. Parill, Jane Austen on Films and Television. A Critical Study of the Adaptations (2002); G. MacDonald and A. F. MacDonald (eds.), Jane Austen on Screen (2003); S. R. Pucci and J. Thompson (eds.), Jane Austen & Co.: Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture (2003) and D. Monaghan and A. Hudelet (eds.), The Cinematic Jane Austen: Essays on the Filmic Sensibility of the Novels (2009). For Austen and broader cultural studies see D. S. Lynch (ed.), Janeites: Jane Austen’s Disciples and Devotees (2000); John Wiltshire, Recreating Jane Austen (2001); K. Sutherland, Jane Austen’s Textual Lives

Laurea liv.II (specialistica)

Facoltà: Lingue e Letterature Straniere

Autore: Eleonora Capra Contatta »

Composta da 189 pagine.

 

Questa tesi ha raggiunto 398 click dal 16/11/2012.

Disponibile in PDF, la consultazione è esclusivamente in formato digitale.