Subject Area: Austen, Jane

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.

Eighteenth Century Influences on Jane Austen's Early Fiction
2012 0-7734-4053-4
This text examines how the Gothic writing of Ann Radcliffe and the eighteenth-century novels of Fanny Barney helped to shape and hone Jane Austen’s own eighteenth century literary endeavors. It specifically focuses on Austen’s early works Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, and Sense and Sensibility, all of which were conceived and shaped during the last decade of the 1700’s. It closely follows the manner in which Austen eschewed the popular epistolary genre in favour of the novel-form, how she mastered the parodic-Gothic form, and created characters that while uniquely hers owed a great deal to the late-eighteenth century English milieu of which they have become major cultural elements.

Esoteric-Orientalist Elements in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. The Nexus of Gothic and Cultural Studies
2015 1-4955-0318-8
A significant work that directs readers to re-examine the classic texts and tropes of Austen’s novel, Northanger Abbey, Orientalist sub-fields of Cultural studies, and intriguing aspects of the Tarot in a postmodern context. The author directs students and scholars to examine neglected aspects of academia.

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.

Personal and Political Transformation in the Texts of Jane Austen
2003 0-7734-6651-7
Addresses the rich array of past and current scholarship and explores a new angle: Jane Austen’s idea of personal reform precipitating societal transformation. It presents the ways in which she explores the complex nature of transformation through her inversion of the commonly held definitions of masks, mirrors and mirages – a trio not explored by other scholars and critics. As a subversive conservative, Austen seems most interested in examining the middle space existent in the nature of transformation.

Rethinking Jane Austen’s lady Susan. The Case for Her Failed Epistolary Novella
2010 0-7734-3646-4
A full-length study of Lady Susan. The work refutes the long-accepted, unchallenged critical view of the novella put forward by Austen scholars that largely deems the work to be unsatisfactory and marginal. Eschewing the idea that this novella is stylistically regressive, the study argues that Lady Susan was left unfinished for political and commercial reasons.

Transcription and Analysis of Jane Austen's Last Work, Sanditon with Joel Brattin
1995 0-7734-8995-9
Examines the manuscript Austen was writing at the time of her death in 1817, providing an easy-to-read printed transcription of that manuscript. It allows readers unfamiliar with Austen's hand access to the unique insights into her creative processes. The analysis following the transcription describes in detail all stages of Austen's revisions, including slips of the pen. There is also a comprehensive discussion of her style and her insight into human nature. The Sanditon manuscript is of extraordinary literary value because it is the largest existing specimen of an Austen original working draft.