Posted by Amy on August 13, 1997 at 14:17:00:
In reply to "The Rage of Jane Austen" Realaudio lecture posted by Amy on August 13, 1997 at 13:35:57
Lots of stuff about how the movies have popularized her again
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The 1997 Enrichment Program
"The Rage of Jane Austen"
James Thompson, Ph.D.,
UNC English Department
Readers have long enjoyed Jane Austen's novels for the witty
narration and commentary on the characters. Austen's canny and comedic
insight has sparked the imagination of playwrights and filmmakers, inspiring
theatrical versions of her novels. What do we make of this recent rage
and interest in Jane Austen? Is it just another Hollywood fad? Or have
we returned to Austen for other cultural reasons?
Professor James Thompson, an expert of this period, lead us
into a discussion surrounding the interest in Jane Austen and the unique
qualities of her works which prove so enduringly popular.
here to listen to an archived copy of "The Rage of Jane Austen"
Originally presented "live" over the Internet on April
22, 1997, from the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center.
Austen Info Page - H. Churchyard's
personal web pages on Jane Austen at The University of Texas
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