Austen's Unbecoming Conjunctions: Subversive Laughter, Embodied History

Austen s Unbecoming Conjunctions Subversive Laughter Embodied History This new work investigates the role that dissident comedy plays in Austen s writings Using sexuality as a lens upon circa literary culture this book emphasizes the physical life of Austen s hero

  • Title: Austen's Unbecoming Conjunctions: Subversive Laughter, Embodied History
  • Author: Jillian Heydt-Stevenson
  • ISBN: 9781403964106
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This new work investigates the role that dissident comedy plays in Austen s writings Using sexuality as a lens upon circa 1800 literary culture, this book emphasizes the physical life of Austen s heroines, and contributes to recent analyses of popular culture and material history Heydt Stevenson argues that Austen s novels explore the physical, erotic, humorous, and someThis new work investigates the role that dissident comedy plays in Austen s writings Using sexuality as a lens upon circa 1800 literary culture, this book emphasizes the physical life of Austen s heroines, and contributes to recent analyses of popular culture and material history Heydt Stevenson argues that Austen s novels explore the physical, erotic, humorous, and sometimes tragically funny connotations of popular literature and commonplace books of clothing, jewelry, and crafts of travel and tourism Through an examination of Austen s humor and linguistic patterns, this book interrogates the stereotypes of women authors as culturally inhibited, and shows how Austen addressed as sophisticated and worldly an audience as Byron s Through her careful reading of all the Austen texts in light of the language of eroticism, both traditional and contemporary, Heydt Stevenson re evaluates Austen s audience, the novels, and her role as a writer.

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