August 3, 2001
Multi-Media J. A.
ALSO SEE WEBSITES CREATED BY STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS FROM 1996:
Paisley Mason: Niceties and Courtesies
Molli Gamelin: Going Postal with Jane Austen
ENL 4303 Selected Authors: Jane Austen
Fall 2001 Time: TR 2-3:15pm Room: CPR 338
(All novels must be read in full before the date of discussion; additional readings may be assigned from supplemental essays.)
Selected Letters 1796-1817, ed. R. W. Chapman, intro. by Marilyn Butler
Northanger Abbey, ed. Anne Henry Ehrenpreis
Sense and Sensibility; ed. Ros Ballaster, Viking Penguin
Pride and Prejudice, ed. Donald Gray (second edition) Norton
Emma; ed. Stephen Parrish (third edition) Norton
Persuasion; ed. Patricia Spacks, Norton
(All movies must be seen outside of classroom time; group showings will be scheduled but are not mandatory. Movies will be on reserve. They are also available at local video rentals.)
Sense and Sensibility; screenplay Emma Thompson, Director Ang Lee (1995)
Pride and Prejudice; screenplay Andrew Davies, Director Simon Langton (BBC 1995)
Emma, screenplay and direction Douglas McGrath (1996)
Persuasion; screenplay Nick Dear, Director Roger Mitch (BBC 1995)
Electronic Reserve: Various articles assigned throughout the semester can be downloaded from this site at the USF Library.
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Jane Austen Info Page: premier Jane Austen site; her annotated texts, bibliographic information, pictures, useful background information, history, maps, connections to relevant sites, including movie information; plus list archives for AUSTEN-L, an open, informal discussion list on Jane Austen.
ScheduleNOTE: THE DATES AND ASSIGNMENTS HAVE TO BE UPDATED
Day Date Class M Aug 24 Introduction W Aug 26 Biographical notice by Henry Austen in Persuasion, pp. 191-196; passages from the Austen-Leigh¹s and Park Honan in Pride and Prejudice, pp 256-262; brief biography and chronology of Austen¹s life from the Jane Austen Info Page M Aug 31 Selected Letters, pp. ix-xxvii; 1-105 W Sep 2 Selected Letters, pp. 106-212 [Post 1] M Sep 7 LABOR DAY - No Class
Read "A New Style ..." by Whateley, in Persuasion, pp. 196-205 and "Austen's Characters" (1823) in Persuasion, pp. 206-208.
W Sep 9 Northanger Abbey (Ehrenpreis) [Post 2] M Sep 14 Northanger Abbey Cont'd W Sep 16 Northanger Abbey Cont'd [Post 3] M Sep 21 Sense and Sensibility (Ballaster) W Sep 23 S&S [Post 4] M Sep 28 S&S W Sep 30 S&S [Post 5] M Oct 5 S&S - movie; Menand's "What Jane Austen Doesn't Tell Us" Electronic Reserve (Presentation Group One) W Oct 7 Pride and Prejudice (Gray) [Post 6] M Oct 12 Pride and Prejudice Cont'd W Oct 14 Pride and Prejudice Cont'd [Post 7] M Oct 19 Pride and Prejudice Cont'd W Oct 21 P&P - movie; Grunwald's "Jane Austen's Civil Society" Electronic Reserve (Presentation Group Two) M Oct 26 MIDTERM W Oct 28 Emma (Parrish) [Post 8] M Nov 2 Emma (Parrish) W Nov 4 Emma [Post 9] M Nov 9 Emma [Paper -draft] W Nov 11 Veteran's Day - no class [Post 10] M Nov 16 Emma - movie; McGrath's "Raising Jane" and reviews, on Electronic Reserve (Presentation Group Three) W Nov 18 Persuasion (Spacks) [Post 11] M Nov 23 Persuasion Cont'd W Nov 25 Persuasion Cont'd [Post 12] M Nov 30 Persuasion Cont'd W Dec 2 Persuasion - movie (Presentation Group Four) [Post 13]
Graded AssignmentsWeekly Postings (13) 20%
Group Presentation 10%
Formal Paper - draft (5 pp.) 5%
Formal Paper - final (8-10 pp) 20%
Final exam 25%
Selected Bibliography(Recommendations are welcome. Please e-mail with suggestions or comments secondary resources.)
Halperin, John. The Life of Jane Austen (John Hopkins UP, 1984). Nokes, David, Jane Austen: A Life (1997). Tomalin, Claire, Jane Austen: A Life (1997) Honan, Park. Jane Austen, Her Life (Fawcett Columbine, 1987). Cecil, David. A Portrait of Jane Austen (Hill & Wang, 1979).Also see Jane Austen Info Page for a brief biography and other background information.
Tanner, Tony. Jane Austen (Harvard UP, 1986). Southam, B.C. Jane Austen: The Critical Heritage (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968). Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaste, eds., Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen (Cambridge, 1997). Butler, Marilyn. Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (Oxford UP, 1975). Johnson, Claudia L. Jane Austen, Women, Politics and the Novel (U Chicago P, 1988). Kirkham, Margaret, Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction (Athlone, 1983, 1997)
Poole, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (Simon & Schuster, 1993).
WARNING: While Poole's book is a fun read, it has numerous errors concerning literary works. Always double check your information!
Faye, Dierdre (ed.). Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford UP, 1995). Thompson, Emma. Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries (Newmarket Press, 1995). Birstwistle, Sue and Susie Conklin. The Making of Pride and Prejudice (Penguin BBC, 1995).
Beja, Morris. Film and Literature: An Introduction. Lapsley, Robert and Michael Westlake. Film Theory: An Introduction (Manchester UP, 1988). Mellencamp, Patricia. A Fine Romance -- Five Ages of Film Feminism (Temple UP, 1995). Menand, Louis. "What Jane Austen Doesn't Tell Us," NY Review of Books, Feb. 1, 1996.
See also James Dawe's Jane Austen Page for more reviews of current J.A. films.
Jane Austen Sites
- Jane Austen Info Page This is starting place for all Jane Austen internet searches.
- Jane Austen Homepage The homepage of the American Society of Jane Austen Scholars.
- Jane Austen - James Dawe's Page good information and many links -- especially good for movies.
- Ostentatious Jane's "Jane Austen" Page
- Jane Austen's Letters On-line
- On Regency Fashions - By Cathy Decker, this interesting site has many illustrations and useful information on the literature and culture of Jane Austen's day.
General Literature Reference
- VoS English Literature: English Literature Page Extremely useful; with search engine.
- Romantic Chronology (Home Page)
- Eighteenth-Century Resources Extremely useful; with search engine.
- The Republic of Pemberley Your haven in a world programmed to misunderstand an obsession with all things Austen. (Began as a support group for fans of the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.) A beautiful site with opportunities to interact with other Jane lovers.
- Emma Adaptation page: maintained by Kali Pappas and part of the Republic of Pemberley, this site provides information on the movie adaptation of Emma.
- Sense and Sensibility -- Sony Site
- Cinema Sites