A Companion to Jane Austen
Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist's works and career.
Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date array of Austen scholarship
Functions both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the most innovative speculative developments in the field of Austen studies
Engages at length with changing contexts and cultures of reception from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries
Claudia L. Johnson is Chair of the Department of English at Princeton University. Her previous books include Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel (1988), Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender and Sentimentality in the 1790s (1995), and The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft (2002), along with editions of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1998), Sense and Sensibility (2002), and Northanger Abbey (2003). Her forthcoming works include Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures , tracing permutations of "Jane mania" from 1817 to the present, and Raising the Novel, which explores modern efforts to create a novelistic canon by elevating novels to keystones of high culture.
Clara Tuite is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of Romantic Austen: Sexual Politics and the Literary Canon (2002, 2008), as well as several essays on Austen, and the co-editor, with Gillian Russell, of Romantic Sociability: Social Networks and Literary Culture in Britain, 1770-1840 (2002, 2006).