Leeds University Library

ENGL32111
Selected Secondary Reading

Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Richard De Ritter
r.deritter@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Primary Texts (For Purchase)

Where possible, please try to buy the Oxford World’s Classics editions of Austen’s novels, as listed below. The following list is also the order in which we will study Austen’s works:

Austen, Jane, Sense and Sensibility (1811), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

——, Pride and Prejudice (1813), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

——, Mansfield Park ISBN: 019280264X (pbk.) (1814), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

——, Emma (1815), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

——, Persuasion (1817), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

——, Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon (1817), ed. by James Kinsley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

 

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Austen: Life, Letters, Reference

Jane Austen’s Letters, ed. by Deirdre Le Faye, 3rd edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Copeland, Edward and Juliet McMaster (eds),The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Grey, David A., Walton Litz and Brian Southam (eds), The Jane Austen Handbook: With a Dictionary of Jane Austen's Life and Works (London: Athlone Press, 1986)

Honan, Park, Jane Austen: Her Life (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987)

Johnson, Claudia L., and Tuite, Clara (eds), A Companion to Jane Austen (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

Spence, Jon, Becoming Jane Austen: A Life (London: Hambledon & London, 2003)

Tomalin, Claire, Jane Austen: A Life (London: Viking / Penguin, 1997)

Stafford, Fiona, ‘Jane Austen’, in Michael O’Neill (ed.), Literature of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998)

 

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Texts on Austen

Bilger, Audrey, Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998)

Burgess, Miranda J., ‘Domesticating Gothic: Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe and National Romance’ in T. Pfau and Robert F. Gleckner (eds), Domesticating Gothic: Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe and National Romance (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998), pp. 392-412

Butler, Marilyn, Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975; rpt. 1988)

——, ‘The Woman at the Window: Ann Radcliffe in the Novels of Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen’, Women & Literature, NS 1 Gender and literary voice (1980), 128-48

Cohen, M.F., ‘Persuading the Navy Home: Austen and Married Women’s Professional Property’,Novel, 29:3 (1996), 346-366

Copeland, Edward, ‘What is a Competence? Jane Austen, her Sister Novelists, and the 5%’s’,Modern language studies, 9:3 (1979), 161-8

Douglas, Aileen, ‘Austen’s Enclave: Virtue and Modernity’,Romanticism., 5:2 (1999), 147-60 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Downie, J. A., ‘Who Says She’s a Bourgeois Writer? Reconsidering the Social and Political Contexts of Jane Austen’s Novels’,Eighteenth-century Studies, 40:1 (2006), 69-84

Duckworth, Alistair, The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen's Novels (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971)

Evans, Mary, Jane Austen and the State (London: Travistock Publications, 1987)

Favret, Mary, ‘Jane Austen and the Look of Letters’ in Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

Galperin, William, ‘Describing What Never Happened: Jane Austen and the History of Missed Opportunities’, ELH, 73:2 (2006), 355-82

——, The Historical Austen (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)

Halsey, Katie, Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945 (London: Anthem, 2012)

Harding, D. W., Regulated Hatred and Other Essays on Jane Austen (London: Athlone Press, 1998)

Hart, Francis R., ‘The Spaces of Privacy: Jane Austen’, Nineteenth century fiction. ISSN: 0029-0564, 30:3 (1975), 305-34

Heydt-Stevenson, Jillian, Austen's unbecoming conjunctions : subversive laughter, embodied history (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Hofkosh, Sonia, ‘Romanticism in the Drawing-Room: Austen’s Interiority’, in Sexual politics and the romantic author (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Johnson, Claudia L., Equivocal beings : politics, gender, and sentimentality in the 1790s : Wollstonecraft, Radcliffe, Burney, Austen. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995)

——, Jane Austen : women, politics and the novel (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988)

Jones, Vivien, How to study a Jane Austen novel (London: Macmillan, 1987, rpt 1997)

Kaplan, Deborah, Jane Austen Among Women (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992)

Kelly, Gary, ‘Jane Austen and the English Novel of the 1790s’, in Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia Macheski (eds), Fetter'd or Free? : British Women Novelists, 1670-1815 (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1986), pp. 285-306

Kiely, Robert, The Romantic Novel in England (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972)

Kirkham, Margaret, Jane Austen: Feminism and Fiction (Brighton: Harvester, 1983)

Knox-Shaw, Peter, Jane Austen and the Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Lascelles, Mary, Jane Austen and her Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1939)

Lovell, Terry, ‘Jane Austen and Gentry Society’, in F. Barker et al (eds.), Literature, Society and the Sociology of Literature (Colchester: University of Essex, 1977), pp. 118-32

Michaelson, Patricia Howell, Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading, and Speech in the Age of Austen (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002)

Monaghan, David, Jane Austen: Structure and Social Vision (London: Macmillan, 1980)

—— (ed.), Jane Austen in a social context (London: Macmillan, 1980)

Morgan, Susan, ‘Why There’s No Sex in Jane Austen’s Fiction’, Studies in the Novel, 19:3 (1987), 347-56 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 07/08/2017) 

Neill, Edward, The Politics of Jane Austen (London: Macmillan, 1999)

Park, You-Me and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (eds), The Postcolonial Jane Austen (London: Routledge, 2000)

Pidduck, J., ‘Of Windows and Country Walks: Frames of Space and Movement in 1990s Austen Adaptations’, Screen, 39:4 (1998), 381-400

Poovey, Mary, The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984)

Roberts, Warren, Jane Austen and the French Revolution (London: Macmillan, 1979)

Sales, Roger, Jane Austen and representations of Regency England (London: Routledge, 1994)

Smith, LeRoy W., Jane Austen and the Drama of Women (London: Macmillan, 1983)

Tanner, Tony, Jane Austen (London: Macmillan, 1986)

Tandon, Bharat, Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation (London: Anthem Press, 2003)

Thompson, Emma, Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility: The Screenplay & Diaries (Bloomsbury, 1996)

Troost, Linda and Sayre Greenfield (eds), Jane Austen in Hollywood (University Press of Kentucky, 1998)

Uphaus, Robert W., ‘Jane Austen and Female Reading’, Studies in the Novel, 19:3 (1987), 334-45 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (srj 07/08/2017) 

Wiltshire, John, Jane Austen and the Body: "The Picture of Health" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

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Individual Works

The Juvenilia and Lady Susan

Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979)

Kaplan, Deborah, Jane Austen Among Women (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992)

Poovey, Mary, The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984)

 

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey, ed. Claire Grogan (Broadview Press, 1996)   

Kiely, Robert, The Romantic novel in England (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972)

Loveridge, Mark, ‘Northanger Abbey: or, Nature and Probability’,Nineteenth-Century Literature., 46:1 (1991), 1-29

 

Sense and Sensibility

Clark, Robert (ed.), Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen (London: Macmillan, 1994)

Johnson, Claudia L., ‘A “Sweet Face as White as Death”: Jane Austen and the Politics of Female Sensibility’, Novel, 22 (1989), 160-74

Kaufmann, David, ‘Law and Propriety, Sense and Sensibility: Austen on the Cusp of Modernity’ ELH, 59:2 (1992) 385-408

Poovey, Mary, The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984)

Wiltshire, John, Jane Austen and the Body: "The Picture of Health" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

 

Pride and Prejudice

Clark, Robert (ed.), Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen (London: Macmillan, 1994)

Greenfield, Susan C., ‘The Absent-minded Heroine: Or, Elizabeth Bennet has a Thought’, Eighteenth-Century Studies., 39:3 (2006), 337-50

Jones, Vivien, ‘The Seductions of Conduct: Pleasure and Conduct Literature’, in Marie Mulvey Roberts and Roy Porter (eds), Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century (London: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 108-132

Newton, Judith Lowder, Women, Power and Subversion: Social Strategies in British Fiction, 1778-1860 (London: Methuen, 1981)

 

Mansfield Park

Anna Despotopoulou, ‘Fanny’s Gaze and the Construction of Feminine Space in Mansfield Park’, The Modern Language Review, 99:3 (2004), 569-83

Douglas, Aileen, ‘Austen’s Enclave: Virtue and Modernity’, Romanticism, 5:2 (1999), 147-60

Easton, Fraser, ‘The Political Economy of Mansfield Park: Fanny Price and the Atlantic Working Class, Textual practice, 12:3 (1998), 459-488

Ferguson, Moira, ‘Mansfield Park: Slavery, Colonialism and Gender’, The Oxford Literary Review, 13 (1991), 118-39 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hudson, Glenda A., ‘Incestuous Relationships: Mansfield Park Revisited’, Eighteenth-century fiction. ISSN: 0840-6286, 4:1 (1991), 53-68.

Kirkham, Margaret, Jane Austen: Feminism and Fiction (Brighton: Harvester, 1983)

Lew, Joseph, ‘“That Abominable Traffic”: Mansfield Park and the Dynamics of Slavery’, in Beth Fowkes Tobin (ed.), History, Gender & Eighteenth-Century Literature (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1994), pp. 271-300 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Moler, Kenneth L., ‘Miss Price All Alone: Metaphors of Distance in Mansfield Park’, Studies in the Novel, 17:2 (1985), 189-193 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Pedley, Colin, ‘“Terrific and Unprincipled Compositions”: The Reception of Lovers’ Vows and Mansfield Park’, Philological Quarterly, 74:3 (1995), 297-316

Said, Edward, Culture and Imperialism (London: Chatto and Windus, 1993)

Simons, Judy (ed.), Mansfield Park and Persuasion (London: Macmillan, 1997)

Smith, Peter, ‘Mansfield Park and the World Stage’, The Cambridge Quarterly., 23:3 (1994), 203-29

Steffes, Michael, ‘Slavery and Mansfield Park: The Historical and Biographical Context’, English Language Notes., 34:2 (1996), 23-41

Waldron, Mary, ‘The Frailties of Fanny: Mansfield Park and the Evangelical Movement’, Eighteenth-century fiction. ISSN: 0840-6286, 6:3 (1994), 259-82

 

Emma

Armstrong, Nancy, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987)

Grossman, J.H., ‘The Labor of the Leisured in Emma: Class, Manners, and Jane Austen’ Nineteenth-Century Literature., 54:2 (1999), 143-164

Parker, Mark, ‘The End of Emma: Drawing the Boundaries of Class in Austen’, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 91:3 (1992), 344-59

Perry, Ruth, ‘Interrupted Friendships in Jane Austen’s Emma’, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 5:2 (1986), 185-202.

Smith, Peter, ‘Politics and Religion in Jane Austen’s Emma’,The Cambridge Quarterly, 26:3 (1997), 219-241

 

Persuasion

Persuasion: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism, ed. Patricia Meyer Spacks (London: Norton, 1995)

Heydt-Stevenson, Jill, ‘“Unbecoming Conjunctions”: Mourning the Loss of Landscape and Love in Persuasion’, Eighteenth-century fiction. ISSN: 0840-6286, 8:1 (1995), 51-71

Pinch, Adela, Strange Fits of Passion: Epistemologies of Emotion, Hume to Austen (Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1996)

Richardson, Alan, ‘Of Heartache and Head Injury’: Reading Minds in Persuasion’, Poetics Today, 23:1 (2002), 141-60

Simons, Judy (ed.), Mansfield Park and Persuasion (London: Macmillan, 1997)

Sodeman, Melissa, ‘Domestic Mobility in Persuasion and Sanditon’, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 45:4 (Autumn, 2005), 787-812

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Carroll, Laura, ‘A Consideration of Times and Seasons: Two Jane Austen Adaptations’, Literature/Film Quarterly., 31:3 (2003), 169-176

Dow, Gillian and Clare Hanson (eds), Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2012)

Jones, Vivien, ‘Post-feminist Austen’, Critical quarterly. ISSN: 0011-1562, 52:4 (2010), 65-82

McRobbie, Angela, ‘Postfeminism and Popular Culture: Bridget Jones and the New Gender Regime’, in Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture, ed. by Yvonne Tasker and Diane Negra (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007), pp. 27-39 EBook available

Ridout, Alice, ‘Lost in Austen: Adaptation and the Feminist Politics of Nostalgia’, Adaptation, 4:1 (2010), 14-27

Simons, Judy, ‘Jane Austen and Popular Culture’, in A Companion to Jane Austen, ed. by Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp. 467-477

Troost, Linda, and Greenfield, Sayre (eds), Jane Austen in Hollywood (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1998)

Wiltshire, John, Recreating Jane Austen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

 

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General Background

Armstrong, Nancy, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987), 134-60

Copeland, Edward, Women Writing About Money: Women's Fiction in England, 1790-1820 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Davidoff, Leonore and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1987)

Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar in The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979)

Jones, Vivien (ed.), Women in the Eighteenth Century: Constructions of Femininity (London: Routledge, 1990)

Jones, Vivien, ‘The Coquetry of Nature’: Politics and the Picturesque in Women’s Fiction’, in Stephen Copley and Peter Garside (eds), The Politics of the Picturesque (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 120-44 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jones, Vivien, ‘The Seductions of Conduct: Pleasure and Conduct Literature’, in Marie Mulvey Roberts and Roy Porter (eds), Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century (London: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 108-132 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Kelly, Gary, English Fiction of the Romantic Period 1789-1830 (London: Longman, 1989)

Lynch, Deidre Shauna, The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture, and the Business of Inner Meaning (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1998)

McKendrick, Neil, John Brewer and J. H. Plumb, The Birth of a Consumer Society (London: Europa, 1982)

Richetti, John J., et al (eds), The Columbia History of the British Novel (Columbia: Columbia University Press, 1994)

Shoemaker, Robert B., Gender in English Society, 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres? (London: Longman, 1998)

Spencer, Jane, The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen (Oxford: Blackwell, 1986)

Stone, Lawrence, The Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800 (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977)

Todd, Janet, Women's Friendship in Literature (New York: Columbia University Press, 1980)

Vickery, Amanda, The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998)

Watson, Nicola J., Revolution and the Form of the British novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994)

Williams, Raymond, The Country and the City (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973)

Wilt, Judith, Ghosts of the Gothic : Austen, Eliot, & Lawrence (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980)

This list was last updated on 03/08/2017