The talk in Jane Austen / edited by Bruce Stovel and Lynn Weinlos Gregg

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Subjects: Conversation in literature--Congresses
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817--Criticism and interpretation--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2002
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 269 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
A Note on References
Introduction
Sect. 1. Categories and Analysis
Ch. 1. Silent Women, Shrews, and Bluestockings: Women and Speaking in Jane Austen / Jocelyn Harris 3
Ch. 2. Asking Versus Telling: One Aspect of Jane Austen's Idea of Conversation / Bruce Stovel 23
Ch. 3. Why Do They Talk So Much? How Can We Stand It?: John Thorpe and Miss Bates / Isobel Grundy 41
Ch. 4. Word-Work, Word-Play, and the Making of Intimacy in Pride and Prejudice / Kay Young 57
Sect. 2. Aggression and Power
Ch. 5. Mrs. Elton and Other Verbal Aggressors / Juliet McMaster 73
Ch. 6. "Hands off my man!" or "Don't you wish you had one?": Some Subtexts of Conversational Combat in Jane Austen / Lesley Willis Smith 91
Ch. 7. The Power of Women's Language and Laughter / Jan Fergus 103
Ch. 8. Jane Austen's Imagined Communities: Talk, Narration, and Founding the Modern State / Gary Kelly 123
Sect. 3. Subtexts and Ironies
Ch. 9. Mishearing, Misreading, and the Language of Listening / Ronald Hall 141
Ch. 10. Belonging to the Conversation in Persuasion / Linda Bree 149
Ch. 11. "If I Loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": Direct Dialogue and Education in the Proposal Scenes / Sarah S. G. Frantz 167
Ch. 12. Famous Last Words: Elizabeth Bennet Protests Too Much / Nora Foster Stovel 183
Sect. 4. Speculations and Possibilities
Ch. 13. Words Not Spoken: Courtship and Seduction in Jane Austen's Novels / Elizabeth Newark 207
Ch. 14. Making Room in the Middle: Mary in Pride and Prejudice / Steven D. Scott 225
Ch. 15. The Idiolects of the Idiots: The Language and Conversation of Jane Austen's Less-Than-Savoury Suitors / Jeffrey Herrie 237
Works Cited 253
Index 263
Additional Authors: Stovel, Bruce
Weinlos Gregg, Lynn, 1947-
Jane Austen Society of North America
Notes: ISBN: 0888643748 :$29.95
Papers from the conference, Talk in Jane Austen, hosted by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Jasper, Alta., May 1999
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-259) and index
Contents: Silent women, shrews, and bluestockings: women and speaking in Jane Austen / Jocelyn Harris -- Asking versus telling: one aspect of Jane Austen's idea of conversation / Bruce Stovel -- Why do they talk so much? How can we stand it?: John Thorpe and Miss Bates / Isobel Grundy -- Word-work, word-play, and the making of intimacy in Pride and prejudice / Kay Young -- Mrs. Elton and other verbal aggressors / Juliet McMaster -- "Hands off my man!" or Don't you wish you had one?": some subtexts of conversational combat in Jane Austen / Lesley Willis Smith -- The power of women's language and laughter / Jan Fergus -- Jane Austen's imagined communities: Talk, narration, and founding the modern state / Gary Kelly -- Mishearing, misreading, and the language of listening / Ronald Hall -- Belonging to the conversation in Persuasion / Linda Bree -- "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": direct dialogue and education in the proposal scenes / Sarah S.G. Frantz -- Famous last words: Elizabeth Bennet protests too much / Nora Foster Stovel -- Words not spoken: courtship and seduction in Jane Austen' novels / Elizabeth Newark -- Making room in the middle: Mary in Pride and prejudice / Steven D. Scott -- The idiolects of the idiots: the language and conversation of Jane Austen's less-than-savoury suitors / Jeffrey Herrle
OCLC Number: 50941924
ISBN/ISSN: 0888643748