By Marina Cano
This is the 1st exploration of the performative and theatrical strength of Austen’s paintings and its afterlife, from the 19th century to the current. It finds new and little-known Austen fabrics: from suffragette novels and pageants to college and novice theatricals, passing via mid-twentieth-century representations in Scotland and the United States. The ebook concludes with an exam of Austen fandom in keeping with a web survey carried out via the writer, which elicited over three hundred responses from enthusiasts around the globe. in the course of the lens of performative idea, this quantity explores how Austen, her paintings and its afterlives, have aided the formation of collective and private id; how they've got helped convey humans jointly around the generations; and the way they've got had key mental, pedagogical and healing features for an ever starting to be viewers. eventually, this publication explains why Austen continues to be the main cherished writer in English Literature.