UNH Speakers Bureau
Austenmania!: The Appeal of the Regency Novelist in the Twenty-First Century
This talk and PowerPoint presentation survey the ways in which Jane Austen has been commodified over the past fifteen years, filtering into national currency, video games, housewares, and jewelry. Harzewski explores the 'why' behind the popularity of this Regency era novelist and how examining the fetishization of Austen approximately two hundred years after her death offers clues not only into reading choices, but also larger aspects of contemporary society.