Sense and Sensibility in JASNA Publications

I have formed my plan, and am determined to enter on a course of serious study.

JASNA’s celebration of the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s first published novel approaches!  While it might be too early to pack our bags for this year’s AGM in Fort Worth, “Jane Austen: 200 Years of Sense and Sensibility,” it’s always a good time to reread the novel and begin thinking about what makes us esteem, admire, or even love it.  We might also revisit the wealth of perspectives on the novel offered in Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line and by the winners of JASNA’s Essay Contest.  To that happy end, we offer this very partial list.  Enjoy!

Heroes and Heroines: Sense or Sensibility?

“The Extraordinary Fate of Marianne Dashwood” by Mary Millard.  Persuasions 3 (1981): 5.

“The Apprenticeship of Elinor Dashwood” by June M. Frazer.  Persuasions 3 (1981): 6.

“Whose Sense? Whose Sensibility?” by Eva Brann.  Persuasions 12 (1990): 131-33.

“The Fall on High-church Down” by Sharlene Roeder.  Persuasions 12 (1990): 60.

“Colonel Brandon: an Officer and a Gentleman in Sense and Sensibility by Geoff Chapman.  Persuasions On-Line 21.1 (Winter 2000).

“The Passion of Marianne Dashwood: Christian Rhetoric in Sense and Sensibility by Anne Richards.  Persuasions 25 (2003): 141-54.

“Mrs. Jennings and Mrs. Palmer: The Path to Female Self-Determination in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Kathleen Anderson and Jordan Kidd.  Persuasions 30 (2008): 135-48.

“Willoughby’s Apology” by C. Durning Carroll.  Persuasions On-Line 30.1 (Winter 2009).

Sense, Sensibility, Satire or … ?

“The Problem of the Interesting” by Patricia Meyer Spacks.  Persuasions 12 (1990): 71-78.

“Imperfect Articulation: A Saving Instability in Sense and Sensibility by Thorell Tsomondo.  Persuasions 12 (1990): 99-110.

“Jane Austen’s Attractive Rogues: Willoughby, Wickham, and Frank Churchill” by Lynda A. Hall.  Persuasions 18 (1996): 186-90.

“Speaking of Silence: Speech and Silence as a Subversive Means of Power in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by Michal Beth Dinkler.  Persuasions On-Line 25.1 (Winter 2004).

The Social World of Sense and Sensibility

“Every Body Does Not Hunt” by Patricia Jo Kulisheck.  Persuasions 8 (1986): 20-24.

”All the ‘Write’ Moves: or, Theatrical Gesture in Sense and Sensibility by Judith Warner Fisher.  Persuasions 9 (1987): 17-22.

“That Infamous Flannel Waistcoat” by Eileen Sutherland.  Persuasions 18 (1996): 58.

“‘He to Defend, I to Punish’: Silence and the Duel in Sense and Sensibility by Vince Brewton.  Persuasions 23 (2001): 78-89.

“Jane Austen and the Enclosure Movement: The Sense and Sensibility of Land Reform” by Celia Easton.  Persuasions 24 (2002): 71-89.

“The Family of Dashwood: The Effect of Wills and Entailments on Family Connections in Sense and Sensibility by Stephanie M. Eddleman.  Graduate Essay Contest Winner (2002).

“Jane Austen and Civility: A Distant Reading” by Ana Mitrić.  Persuasions 29 (2007): 194-208.

Sense and Sensibility: 3 or 4 Country Families in an Urban Village” by Laurie Kaplan.  Persuasions 32 (2010): 196-209.

Jane Austen: Writing and Literary Inheritance

“Jane Austen as an Historical Novelist; Sense and Sensibility by Karl Kroeber.  Persuasions 12 (1990): 10-18.

“Jane Austen’s Use of Measure for Measure in Sense and Sensibility by Stephen Derry.  Persuasions 15 (1993): 37-41.

“Sources of Chapter Two of Sense and Sensibility by Stephen Derry.  Persuasions 16 (1994): 25-27.

Sense and Sensibility: An Eighteenth-Century Narrative” by Diane Shubinsky.  Persuasions On-Line 20.1 (Summer 1999).

“Fun and Speculation: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice as Revisions” by Deborah J. Knuth Klenck.  Persuasions 27 (2005): 39-53.

“What Happens at the Party: Jane Austen Converses with Charlotte Smith” by Jacqueline Labbe.  Persuasions On-Line 30.2 (Spring 2010).

Sense and Sensibility on Screen

“Jane Austen ‘Responds’ to the Men’s Movement” by Devoney Looser.  Persuasions 18 (1996): 159-70.

“Mass Marketing Jane Austen: Men, Women, and Courtship in Two of the Recent Films” by Deborah Kaplan.  Persuasions 18 (1996): 171-81.

“What Meets the Eye: Landscape in the Films Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility by Sue Parrill.  Persuasions 21 (1999): 32-43.

“Code Word Jane Austen, or How a Chinese Film about Martial Arts Teaches Life Arts” by Joan Klingel Ray.  Persuasions 22 (2000): 7-12.

“How Masculinity Plays: Effects of Musicianship in the 1995 Film Adaptation of Sense and Sensibility by Sarah R. Wakefield.  Persuasions On-Line 28.1 (Winter 2007).

“The Banquet of Desire: A South Indian Sense and Sensibility by R. N. Simhan.  Persuasions On-Line 28.2 (Spring 2008).

“A Thoroughly Elinor Sort of Way: Elinor’s Sensibility in Masterpiece’s Sense and Sensibility by Daniel R. Mangiavellano.  Persuasions On-Line 29.1 (Winter 2008).

“Colonel Brandon: Hero in a Flannel Waistcoat” by Mary E. Chiapetta.  High School Essay Contest Winner (2008).

“Sororadelphia, or ‘even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal’” by James Thompson.  Persuasions On-Line 30.1 (Winter 2009).