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SpTp: Jane Austen

Upon the two-hundredth anniversary of the author's death, the Jane Austen brand has never been stronger: her novels and the literary tourism, fan fiction, film adaptations, and associated merch they inspire, together generate some hundreds of millions of dollars annually. How did Austen help create the modern novel? And what factors contribute to her novels' enduring popularity and adaptability? This course will combine an intensive study of Austen's novels and select juvenilia with a critical approach to the popular adaptations that hook many of her new fans.