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

Imprint Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.7 Au74Dta 2002    ---  Available
Description xxiii, 269 p. ; 23 cm.
Note Papers from "The Talk in Jane Austen" conference hosted by several chapters of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Jasper, Alberta, in May 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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 -- 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 -- Idiolects of the idiots: the language and conversation of Jane Austen's less-than-savoury suitors / Jeffrey Herrle.
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Technique.
Love stories, English -- History and criticism.
Conversation in literature.
Dialogue in literature.
Speech in literature.
Fiction -- Technique.
Added Author Stovel, Bruce.
Gregg, Lynn Weinlos, 1947-
Jane Austen Society of North America.
ISBN 0888643748 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780888643742 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. NLC 20029112826
YDXCP 1744589
NZ1 7513659

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