Re-Walking the Paths of Pride and Prejudice: Intersectional Perspectives on Pedestrian Mobility in Jo Baker’s Longbourn.

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Dinter S
Zeitschrift: Anglia
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2019
Band: 137
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 105-125
ISSN: 0340-5222
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

This paper examines the appropriation of the pedestrian theme from Jane Austen’s famous novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) in Jo Baker’s rewriting Longbourn
(2013). First, it analyses walking in Austen’s novel, where it appears
as a mild but harmless form of female rebellion and emancipated
courtship in a coherent pastoral landscape. Subsequently, it moves on to
Longbourn, which, by focusing on the walking of the servants
who remain marginal in Austen’s pretext, recasts this pedestrian theme
as a mode of intersectional critique and subjectivises and fragments the
topography of Pride and Prejudice. The paper scrutinises how
Baker depicts the differences in and limits of pedestrian mobility in
Georgian society under the influence of dominant ideologies of race,
gender and class and finally eradicates these inequalities by
constructing a female character who transgresses the boundaries that
Austen’s protagonist Elizabeth Bennet always leaves intact.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Dinter, Sandra
Lehrstuhl für Anglistik, insbesondere Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft


Zitierweisen

APA:
Dinter, S. (2019). Re-Walking the Paths of Pride and Prejudice: Intersectional Perspectives on Pedestrian Mobility in Jo Baker’s Longbourn. Anglia, 137(1), 105-125. https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ang-2019-0007

MLA:
Dinter, Sandra. "Re-Walking the Paths of Pride and Prejudice: Intersectional Perspectives on Pedestrian Mobility in Jo Baker’s Longbourn." Anglia 137.1 (2019): 105-125.

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