No. 23, 2001

CONTENTS

Annual General Meetings of the Jane Austen Society of North America 6
Message from the President 7-9
Editor’s Note 10-11

AGM 2001 SEATTLE: ENTERTAINMENT AND JANE AUSTEN

Games and Play in Jane Austen’s Literary Structures
DAVID SELWYN  
15-28
“Every Savage Can Dance”: Choreographing Courtship
NORA STOVEL
29-49
Estimating Lace and Muslin: Dress and Fashion in Jane Austen and her World
JEFFREY A. NIGRO
50-62
Jane Austen and the Pleasure-Principle
BRUCE STOVEL
63-77
“He  to Defend, I to Punish”: Silence and the Duel in Sense and Sensibility
VINCE BREWTON
78-89
Reading Body Language: A Game of Skill
JULIET MCMASTER
90-104
“I Burn with Contempt for my Foes”: Jane Austen’s Music Collections and Women’s Lives in Regency England
MOLLIE SANDOCK
105-117
Gossip as Pleasure, Pursuit, Power, and Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels
ELAINE BANDER
118-129

THE COUNTRY AND THE CITY

“Hurrying into the Shrubbery”: The Sublime, Transcendence, and the Garden Scene in Emma
DAVID C. MACWILLIAMS
133-138
Following Footpaths in Emma: Actual and Metaphorical
JULIA PARK
139-147
From “Four White Cows Disposed at Equal Distances” to the “Fine, Shady Bower”: Importance of Place in the Juvenilia
BARBARA BRITTON WENNER
148-153
“I Prefer Walking”: Jane Austen and the Pleasantest Part of the Day
SALLY B. PALMER
154-165
“What Part of Bath Do You Think They Will Settle In?”:  Jane Austen’s Use of Bath in Persuasion
KEIKO PARKER
166-176

MISCELLANY

Mrs. Bennet’s Least Favorite Daughter
JOHN WILTSHIRE
179-187
The Last Pages of Emma: Jane Austen’s Epithalamium
SARAH EMSLEY
188-196
Mansfield Park and the Question of Irony
JUDITH BURDAN
197-204
Jane Austen and the Reconsigned Child: The True Identity of Fanny Price
KAY TOURNEY SOUTER
205-214
What’s in a Name? Persuasion and the Puzzle of Poor Richard
ELIZABETH KOSMETATOU
215-218
Arrows (and Arrowroot) in Jane Austen’s Emma
JOHN K. HALE
219-221 
Jane Austen, Works and Studies 2000
BARRY ROTH
222-228
Jane Austen Society of North America Board of Directors 229-231

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