Austen After 200: New Reading Spaces

Kerry Sinanan (Editor), Annika Bautz (Editor), Daniel Cook (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Austen After 200 explores our contemporary relationship with Jane Austen in the wake of the bicentenaries of her death and the first publication of her novels. The volume begins by looking at Austen’s popular appeal and at how she is consumed today in diverse cultural venues such the digisphere, blogosphere, festivals and book clubs. It then offers new approaches to the novels within various critical contexts, including adaptation studies, fan fiction, intertextuality, and more. Collecting these new essays in one volume enables a unique view of the crossovers and divergences in engagements with Austen in different settings, and will help a comparative approach between the popular and the academic to emerge more fully in Austen studies. The book gathers insights from a range of contributors invested in new reading spaces in order to show the creative ways in which we are all adapting as we continue to read Austen’s works.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages257
ISBN (Electronic)9783031083723
ISBN (Print)9783031083716, 9783031083747
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Jane Austen
  • Reception history
  • Reading cultures
  • Popular literature
  • Highbrow
  • Lowbrow
  • Book clubs
  • Blogosphere
  • Intertextuality
  • Adaptation
  • Digital classroom
  • Film
  • Gender
  • Bicentenary
  • Literature, Gender and Sexuality
  • Novel


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  • Jane Austen and Professional Fanfiction

    Cook, D., 2022, Austen After 200: New Reading Spaces. Sinanan, K., Bautz, A. & Cook, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer , p. 35–57 23 p.

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