"Raises a number of issues that are pertinent to the many debates that center around the translation of nineteenth-century fiction into film more generally...excellent essays..." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature
"Jane Austen on Screen might have accomplished the difficult task of juggling film, literature, and feminism with greater success." The Women's Review of Books
This collection of essays explores the literary and cinematic implications of translating Austen's prose into film. The essays represent widely divergent perspectives, from literary 'purists' suspicious of filmic renderings of Austen to film-makers who see the text as a stimulus for producing exceptional cinema.
About the Author
Gina Macdonald teaches at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Her books include James Clavell (1996) and Robert Ludlum (1997).
Andrew Macdonald teaches at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is the author of Howard Fast (1997).