Jane Austen and Co.: Remaking the Past in Contemporary Culture

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Examines recent Austen remakes as well as other “post-heritage” films and television shows to show how the past is reshaped for a contemporary market.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791456163
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Jane Austen Phenomenon: Remaking the Past at the Millennium
Suzanne R. Pucci and James Thompson

Part I. In the Classroom

1. How to Do Things with Austen
James Thompson

2. Popular Culture and the Comedy of Manners: Clueless and Fashion Clues
Maureen Turim

3. Love at the Hellmouth: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kristina Straub

Part II. In the Nation

4. Clueless: About History
Deidre Lynch

5. "It Can't Go on Like This": Dangerous Liaisons in the Reagan–Thatcher Years
Sarah Maza

6. Placing Jane Austen, Displacing England: Touring between Book, History, and Nation
Mike Crang

Part III. At Home

7. The Return Home
Suzanne R. Pucci

8. The Return to Repression: Filming the Nineteenth Century
Virginia L. Blum

9. A Generational Gig with Jane Austen, Sigmund Freud, and Amy Heckerling: Fantasies of Sexuality, Gender, Fashion, and Disco in and beyond Clueless
Denise Fulbrook

Part IV. In the Bedroom

10. Sleeping with Mr. Collins
Ruth Perry

11. Books to Movies: Gender and Desire in Jane Austen's Adaptations
Martine Voiret

12. Gender and the Heritage Genre: Popular Feminism Turns to History
Madeleine Dobie

Appendix: Television, Film, and Radio Productions of Austen



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