The Cinematic Jane Austen: Essays on the Filmic Sensibility of the Novels

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McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
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Jane Austen’s novels are loved because they possess a comedic power that is often conveyed through the singular voice of the narrators. Film adaptations, however, have often been unsatisfactory because they lack or awkwardly render features, particularly the voice of the narrators. This work argues for a fresh approach that begins with a reading of the novels that emphasizes their auditory and visual dimensions. Building on their examination of Austen’s inherently cinematic features, the authors then develop productive new readings of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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Contents

1 Jane Austen
17
2 By Candlelight
38
3 Beyond Words Beyond Images
57
4 Deciphering Appearances in Jane Austens Novels and Films
76
5 Mr Darcys Smile
94
6 Reinventing Fanny Price
111
7 A Cheerful Confidence in Futurity
129
8 The Construction of a Myth
148
9 Afterword
160
Chapter Notes
171
Bibliography
185
Index
193
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David Monaghan is a professor of English at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ariane Hudelet is an associate professor at Université de Paris 7 and lives in Paris, France. John Wiltshire is professor emeritus of English at La Trobe University in Melbourne. He lives in Eltham, Australia. Learn more about the book at the authors’ website, www.cinematicjaneausten.com.

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