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Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen

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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 literatureincluding Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, Emma Woodhouse and George Knightleywas ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 15th 2015 by Intellect Ltd (first published April 15th 2015)
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Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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A Celebration of Jane Austen Fan Culture

SERIES OVERVIEW:

The Fan Phenomena series by Intellect Books is a collection of books that celebrates the many iconic and popular fandoms in our culture today. To date there are fourteen books published in the Fan Phenomena series with two more expected to be published later this year. Some subjects in this series include: Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Audrey Hepburn, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Who, and of course, Jane Austen! Each book in this series highlights
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Corrie
Sep 21, 2015 rated it liked it

I picked this up as prep for my upcoming visit to a JASNA AGM (and because I needed to read about the JASNA lace panties that Joanna Turner has been telling me about since I met herhaha!).


This collection of essays is most useful as a sourcebook for tracking down Janeite materials. The intended audience of the collection is a little unclear, the editing is meh, and the essays themselves are mostly confusing mixes of paraphrasing films and texts or simply pointing to the existence of another
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Tracy
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jane Austen fans cannot be filed neatly into a single category any more than Austens works can be limited to one literary genre. How might an editor attempt to do justice to the multiplicity of Janeite fandom in a slim volume of essays and interviews? This question was uppermost in my mind as I began reading Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen. The Fan Phenomena series website explains that the goal of the series is to look at particular examples of fan culture and approach the subject in an accessible ...more
Alyssa
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Most of these articles are interesting, but most are just a listing of adaptations and things that exist.
Victoria Frow
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good. Enjoyed reading the essays about how Jane Austen has and still influences our cultural lives. Recommend to everyone especially Jane Austen fans.
Evan
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
I really enjoyed this book - thoughtful and scholarly, but accessible to the casual fan and Austenite. It covers a great range of topics, mostly focusing on the range of modern adaptations. This is expected, since the book is about Austen's work as object of fandom, not about her work itself.

I was only really disappointed by one chapter, the one on mash-ups of Austen, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. All this chapter really provided was a survey of available books, which weren't even
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