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Propositioning the Reader in Northanger Abbey

Sarah Raff

in Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760336
eISBN:
9780199362257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760336.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 argues that Fanny Knight appears in Northanger Abbey both as the reader and as that ideal heroine whom the narrator declines to write about. By presenting Fanny as the “picture of ... More


Gothic Parody: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Eaton Stannard Barrett’s The Heroine

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the difference between Bakhtin's concepts of parody and stylization and indicates the relationship of parodic to other forms of dialogic utterance. It then situates and reads ... More


“A Little Voyage of Discovery?”: Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The final chapter shows how Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Shelley’s Frankenstein critique admiration for great minds. This critique occurs within the context of the emergent disciplinary war between ... More


The Juvenilia and Northanger Abbey

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jane Austen's original satirical inspiration was fed by dislike for a literary manner, rather than for a moral idea. The juvenilia are, according to this view, ‘burlesques’: though definition and ... More


Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice

Sarah Raff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760336
eISBN:
9780199362257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760336.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Scholars usually envision Austen as the passive victim or beneficiary of the “Janeite” tributes that do so much to define her for the popular imagination. Raff’s claim, by contrast, is that the ... More


Jane Austen’s Six Novels

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes Jane Austen's six novels, arguing that each is a chronicle of how a heroine learns to think strategically. For example, in Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland must learn to make ... More


Northanger Abbey and Gothic Perception: Austen’s Aesthetics and Ethics of Surprise

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers how Jane Austen explores the uses and abuses of surprise—its sexual politics, its aesthetic dimensions, its psychic and emotional contours—in her novel Northanger Abbey. It ... More


Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Jacqueline Howard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first full-length study of Gothic to be written from the perspective of Bakhtinian theory. The author uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical ... More


Austen on Cluelessness

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines how Jane Austen deals with cluelessness in her novels. It discusses the five explanations offered by Austen for cluelessness. The first is lack of natural ability and the second ... More


Afterword What Came Next

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the effects that were generated by the novels of the eighteenth century, and how these would later influence the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, and ... More


A Topographical Page

Cynthia Wall

in Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Coda underscores the argument that the printed page is three-dimensional in the sense that it has a readerly topography, with a modeled surface and a historical underground; it shares its ... More


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