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The Sublime Uniting Romanticism and Feminism in Jane Austen

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Author: Powell, Elizabeth Brooke
Advisor: Wheatley, Kim, 1960-
Committee Members: Potkay, Adam, 1961-; Morse, Deborah Denenholz, 1949-; Costelloe, Timothy M.
Issued Date: 2011-12
Subjects: Jane Austen
Romantic Austen
Romantic Period
Female sublime
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16562
Description: Although scholars recently expanded Romanticism to include those beyond the six major poets, a consideration of a Romantic Austen remains limited. A few scholars explore the impact of the Romantic poets on Austen, but I determine to identify Austen within Romanticism. I particularly explore how Austen handles the sublime within her six completed novels and the unfinished Sanditon. Austen's efforts to establish women novelists as a worthy part of the literary tradition unite in her mobile treatment of the sublime. Austen's exploration and transformation of the sublime mirror her broader exploration and transformation of the literary tradition of her time.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in English

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