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Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen
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ISBN 9781783204472
Paperback 156 pages
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Published April 2015
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Nearly two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is one of the most widely read and beloved English novelists of any era. Writing and publishing anonymously during her lifetime, the woman responsible for some of the most enduring characters (and couples) of modern romantic literature, including Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy, Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley, was credited only as ‘A Lady’ on the title pages of her novels.
 
It was not until her nephew, more than five decades after her death at the age of 41, published a memoir of his ‘dear Aunt Jane’ that she became widely known. From then on, her fame only grew, and fans and devotees, so-called ‘Janeites,’ soon idolized and obsessed over her.
 
Like any great art that endures and excites long after it is made, Austen’s novels are inextricable from the culture they have created. Essential reading for Austen’s legions of admirers, Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen collects essays from writers and critics that consider the culture surrounding Austen’s novels.
 
Gabrielle Malcolm is visiting research fellow at the Department of English and Language Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, and a script consultant with Vsauce.
 
 
Chapter titles
Introduction
Gabrielle Malcolm
Chapter 1: In the Regency Alternate Universe: Jane Austen and Fanfiction Culture
Alexandra Edwards
Chapter 2: Jane Austen Monster Mash-ups and Supernatural Spin-offs
Jennifer Malia
Chapter 3: Fan Media and Transmedia: Jane Austen in the Digital Age
Scott Caddy
Chapter 4: A Grand Tour of Pemberley
Carl Wilson
Chapter 5: Darcymania
Gabrielle Malcolm
Chapter 6: Shall I Be Stared at Like a Wild Beast in a Zoo? Images of Austen in Becoming Jane and Miss Austen Regrets
Rebecca White
Chapter 7: Who am I?: Relationships between Reader and Heroine Explored through the Popular 'Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?' Quizzes
Lindsey Seatter
Chapter 8: Crafting Jane Austen: Handmade Homages and Their Makers
Allison Thompson
Chapter 9: Puzzling Lace: Piecing Together Jane Austen Gifts
Joanna Turner
Chapter 10: Between Tradition and Innovation: Celebrating Jane Austen in Italy Today
Eleonora Capra
Chapter 11: 'She's Everywhere': Jane Austen in the Blogosphere
Chris Loutitt
Reviews
'The celebration and fandom of Jane Austen’s novels truly is a cultural phenomenon! This compilation wonderfully combines fan appreciation with academic study and can be enjoyed by die-hard Janeites and new Austen admirers alike! I recommend this book for readers who like to “geek-out” over Jane Austen!' – Meredith Esparza from Austenque Reviews

'A wide range of essays, interviews and observations that will delight many. It's a well-considered collection of writing on a hugely interesting subject.' – Joceline Bury from Jane Austen's Regency World

'Fan: Phenomena: Jane Austen contains a number of other interesting and balanced essays on Jane Austen fan culture. These include essays on fanfiction, Darcymania, the film locations that are used for Pemberley and on monster mash-ups.' – Karen Quint from Jane Austen Netherland

'Intellect Books’ Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen is for fans, Critics and scholars. A wonderful immersion into the world of Austen.' – Victoria Irwin, Fan Girl Nation

'Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen edited by Gabrielle Malcolm poses intelligent questions about readerly identification with Austen's heroines and other forms of adaptational experiences.' – Jane Stabler, Studies in English Literature 1500-1900

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