Jane Austen and Masculinity is an eclectic collection of contemporary scholarship addressing the representation of men and masculinity in the fiction and popular adaptations of Austen. This anthology includes work by a variety of esteemed and emergent Austen scholars from around the world who engage in a dialogue on critical questions surrounding her fictional treatment of men and masculinity, such as historical (post-French Revolutionary) changes in social expectations for men and women, brothers and fathers, male lovers, soldiers and the military, queer and alternative sexualities, violence, and male devotees of Austen. The collection addresses Austen's fiction, including her juvenilia, as well as the ongoing popular appeal of her work and the enduring Austen vogue. The work in this anthology builds on established critical discourses in Austen scholarship as well as important conversations in Masculinity Studies.
Michael Kramp is associate professor of English at Lehigh University.
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: Austen and Masculinity by Michael Kramp Part I: Men, Domesticity, and the Family Chapter 1: Sketches of Men's Kvetches: Domestic Masculinities in Emma and Persuasion by Jane Fergus Chapter 2: Failures of the Patriarchy: Fathers as Role Models in Jane Austen by Kit Kincade Chapter 3: The Paradox of Masculine Agency in Jane Austen's Early Works by Joanne Wilkes Part 11: Masculinity, Honor, and Feeling Chapter 4: 'I could meet him in no other way': Dueling, the Culture of Honor, and Modern Masculinity in Sense and Sensibility by Megan Woodworth Chapter 5: The Sensibility of Captain Benwick in Literary and Historical Context by Natasha Duquette Chapter 6: 'Till he began to stagger her': Melancholia and Literary Men by Enit K. Steiner Part III: Male Sexualities and Desires Chapter 7: Empire of the Sensible: Disciplining Love and the 1990's Austen Craze by Carol Siegel and Bryce Campbell Chapter 8: Austen's Dandies: Frank Churchill and Henry Crawford Play Dress Up by Zachary Snider Part IV: The Men of Austen's Afterlives Chapter 9: Waltzing with Wellington, Biting with Byron: Heroes in Austen's Tribute Texts by Lisa Hopkins Chapter 10: `What a man should be': (Re-)Imaginign Austenian Masculinity in Film and YouTube Fanvids by R.A. White Chapter 11: Virginia Woolf & the Gentlemen Janeites, or the Origins of Modern Austen Criticism, 1870-1929 by Jason Solinger Part V: Film Music and Masculinity Chapter 12: Performing to Strangers: Masculinity, Adaptation, and Music in Pride and Prejudice by Gayle Magee Chapter 13: Austen, Music, and Manhood by Linda Zionkowski and Miriam Hart Bibliography Index About the Contributors