Title: Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans
Author: Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein
Stars: 3 1\2 star
As a young girl I was introduced to Jane Austen by my sisters and mother who loved her books. I enjoyed several of her books ad I can't wait for my girls to one day read and fall in love with. I knew that people were fans of Jane Austen but honestly I had no idea how big it was. Jane Austen is a Pop Cultural Icon.
The authors repeat themselves several times and over work some of the stories to the point it becomes little boring. A reason it is isn't a solid 4 star review.
The different views on how Jane Austen effected women, movies, books and lifestyles is extremely interesting.
The books has a unique energy that flows well until they start to repeat the same information over and over again.
Thank you to Netgelly ad the publisher University of Iowa Press for the advance copy Holly Luetkenhaus and Zoe Weinstein Austentatious.
Of course my favorite Jane Austin is Emma and Persuasion
This book explores online fan spaces in search of “Janeites” all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are sharing their work, and why it matters that so many women and nonbinary individuals find a haven not only in Jane Austen, but also in Jane Austen fandom. In relatable chapters based on firsthand experience, the authors explore how Austen fandom has and continues to build communities around women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Whether Janeites are shrewdly picking up on the latent sexual tension between women in Emma or casting people of color in leading roles, Luetkenhaus and Weinstein argue that Austen fans are particularly adept at marrying fantasy and feminism.
Paperback, 188 pages
Expected publication: June 3rd 2019 by University Of Iowa Press
is a librarian at Oklahoma State University and resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Zoe Weinstein is a librarian at Brandeis University and resides in Somerville, Massachusetts.