Wye, Margaret Books

Margaret Wye is Professor of English at Rockhurst University. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California.

Architectural Influences on Jane Austen’s Narratives. Structure as an Active Agent of Fictive Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century
2009 0-7734-4769-5
This is the first sustained analysis of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in conjunction with her two Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It is a careful examination of the organization and background of these interconnected worlds and demonstrates the importance of the Palladian influence on Austen’s Bath, and her awareness of the significance of her brothers’ Naval careers. This book contains fifteen color photographs.

Jane Austen's Emma Embodied Metaphor as a Cognitive Construct
1997 0-7734-1247-6
The first sustained analysis of a major literary work under the theory of cognitive metaphor. It demonstrates that the novel's dominant image-schema is that of the circle, a subset of the container schema. The circle schema is projected not only into abstractions in the text but into such larger structural entities as physical and social settings, character, relationships, and the narrative unit of the volume.