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Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony

Frauke Elisabeth Lenckos, Kelly M. McDonald, Natasha Duquette

Verlag: Lehigh University Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 1611461375 / ISBN 13: 9781611461374
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Titel: Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, ...

Verlag: Lehigh University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, Harmony presents Jane Austen as a self-conscious artist, a woman keenly aware that literature and aesthetics were to play an important role in the education and development of British society. The scope of the book is interdisciplinary and international, revealing Austen's connection with the sister arts and placing her squarely in the context of English and European theories of creativity and writing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1611461375

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Inhaltsangabe: The essays collected in Jane Austen and the Arts; Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony examine Austen?s understanding of the arts, her aesthetic philosophy, and her role as artist. Together, they explore Austen?s connections with Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Madame de Staël, Joanna Baillie, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, and other writers engaged in debates on the sensuous experience and the intellectual judgment of art. Our contributors look at Austen?s engagement with diverse art forms, painting, ballet, drama, poetry, and music, investigating our topic within historically grounded and theoretically nuanced essays. They represent Austen as a writer-thinker reflecting on the nature and practice of artistic creation and considering the social, moral, psychological, and theological functions of art in her fiction. We suggest that Austen knew, modified, and transformed the dominant aesthetic discourses of her era, at times ironically, to her own artistic ends. As a result, a new, and compelling image of Austen emerges, a ?portrait of a lady artist? confidently promoting her own distinctly post-enlightenment aesthetic system.

Über den Autor: Natasha Duquette is associate professor and chair of the English Department at Biola University in Southern California.

Elisabeth Lenckos teaches at the University of Chicago?s Graham School.

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