Programa Cultura e Sociedade / Culture and Society Programme
2006-2007


Seminário de Estudos Culturais / Cultural Studies Seminar

Sem. 1, 5ª-feira/Thursday, 18h / 6 pm  (15 ECTS)

Jane Austen today
 

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Os romances de Jane Austen, com as suas heroínas e estruturas de experiência, constituíram uma importante inovação artística e cultural em Inglaterra no início do séc. XIX. Dois séculos depois, graças a várias adaptações ao cinema e à televisão, Jane Austen continua a ser uma autora muito popular. Com especial atenção a Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice e Emma, este seminário examina (1) as estruturas de experiência austeniana, (2) a configuração das suas heroínas e (3) a apropriação de Jane Austen pelas indústrias culturais dos sécs. XX e XXI.

With their heroines and structures of experience, Jane Austen’s novels achieved an important artistic and cultural innovation in England in the beginning of the 19th century. Two centuries later, as an effect of several adaptations to the screen, Jane Austen remains a very popular author. With a major focus on Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, this seminar will examine (1) the Austenian structures of experience, (2) the configuration of her heroines and (3) the appropriation of Jane Austen by the culture industries in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Selected introductory reading:
  • Bush, Douglas (1975) Jane Austen, London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press (ISBN: 0-333-24765-5)
  • Copeland, Edward and Juliet McMaster, eds (1997) The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 0-521-49867-8)
  • Harris, Jocelyn (1989) Jane Austen’s Art of Memory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 0-521-36391-8)
  • Hobsbawm, Eric (1999) Industry and Empire: From 1750 to the Present Day, New edition, London: Penguin Books (ISBN: 0-14-025788-8)
  • Le Faye, Deirdre (2003) Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels, London: Frances Lincoln (ISBN: 0-7112-2278-9)
  • Macdonald, Gina and Andrew F. Macdonald, eds (2003) Jane Austen on Screen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 0-521-79728-4)
  • Williams, Raymond (1993 /1973) The Country and the City, London: The Hogarth Press (ISBN: 0-7012-1005-2)