General Consent in Jane Austen

General Consent in Jane Austen

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General Consent in Jane Austen examines the qearlyq and qlateq novels as well as the juvenilia in the light of three paradigms: qThe Other Heroineq focuses on voices that challenge and compete with the central heroines, qCameo Appearancesq examines buried past narratives, and qInvestigating Crimesq explores acts of violence. These three avenues into dialogic space destabilize conventional readings of Austen. The Bakhtinian model that structures this book is not one of linearity and balance but one of conflict, simultaneity, and multiplicity. While some novels fit into only one paradigm, others incorporate more than one; Mansfield Park receives the most attention. A bold and provocative study, General Consent in Jane Austen will be of interest not only to Austen scholars but to scholars of literary theory and dialogism.In After Bakhtin: Essays on Fiction and Criticism (1990) , David Lodge includes a somewhat curious chapter on Austen. ... Gabriela M. Castellanos examines Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma in the light of Bakhtinian carnival: aquot;What ... and officialdom, with carnivala#39;s characteristic mingling of many social classes, to the tension between male and female within a limited range of classes .

Title:General Consent in Jane Austen
Author: Barbara K. Seeber
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2000-08-24

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