Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans

Zoe Weinstein (Author) Holly Luetkenhaus (Author)
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Description

The amount of fan-generated content about Jane Austen and her novels has long surpassed the author's original canon. Adaptations like Clueless, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen's Fight Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries have given Austen fans priceless opportunities to enjoy the classic texts anew, and continue to bring new and younger fans into the fold. Now, through online culture, the amount and type of fan-created works has exponentially multiplied in recent years. Fans write stories, create art, make videos, and craft memes, all in homage to one of the most celebrated authors of all time.

This book explores online fan spaces in search of "Janeites" all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are sharing their work, and why it matters that so many women and nonbinary individuals find a haven not only in Jane Austen, but also in Jane Austen fandom. In relatable chapters based on firsthand experience, the authors explore how Austen fandom has and continues to build communities around women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Whether Janeites are shrewdly picking up on the latent sexual tension between women in Emma or casting people of color in leading roles, Luetkenhaus and Weinstein argue that Austen fans are particularly adept at marrying fantasy and feminism.

Product Details

Price
$27.50
Publisher
University of Iowa Press
Publish Date
June 03, 2019
Pages
188
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609386399
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About the Author

Holly Luetkenhaus is a librarian at Oklahoma State University and resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Zoe Weinstein is a librarian at Brandeis University and resides in Somerville, Massachusetts.