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New,Women and Music in the Age of Austen

  • Author: Cave, Penelope
  • Author: DeSimone, Alison Clark
  • Author: Dubois, Pierre
  • Author: Fleming, Simon
  • Author: Girdham, Jane
  • Author: Grover, Danielle
  • Author: McDonald, Kelly M.
  • Author: Ritchie, Leslie
  • Editor: Hart, Miriam F.
  • Editor: Zionkowski, Linda



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  • Illustrations
  • Table
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: “It was all in harmony”: Musical Women in Austen’s Culture
  • Linda Zionkowski with Miriam F. Hart
  • Part I: Representing the Female Performer
  • Chapter 1: A Musical Room of Her Own: Musical Spaces in Jane Austen’s Novels
  • Pierre Dubois
  • Chapter 2: “Prima la musica”: Gentry Daughters at Play in Town, Country, and Continent, 1815-1825
  • Kelly M. McDonald
  • Chapter 3: Stage Fright: Female Musicians Crossing Musical Borders in Thicknesse’s The School for Fashion and Burney’s The Wanderer
  • Danielle Grover
  • Part II: Women and the Market in Music
  • Chapter 4: Women on the Title Page: Celebrity Endorsement of Musical Scores
  • Penelope Cave
  • Chapter 5: The Lady’s Choice: Women and the Purchase of Music through Subscription
  • Simon D. I. Fleming
  • Chapter 6: Female Musical Entrepreneurship in the Eighteenth Century
  • Alison C. DeSimone
  • Part III: Women as Critics and Fans
  • Chapter 7: Women as Quiet Critics
  • Jane Girdham
  • Chapter 8: Femininity and Foreignness in George Colman’s Farce, The Musical Lady
  • Leslie Ritchie
  • Chapter 9: Georgian Fangirls: Women and Castrati in Eighteenth-Century London
  • Jeffrey A. Nigro
  • Part IV: Women and the Bardic Tradition
  • Chapter 10: Anna Gordon and the Ballad Collectors
  • Ruth Perry
  • Chapter 11: Antiquaries, Female Harpists, and the Survival of the Bardic Tradition
  • Devon R. Nelson
  • Part V: Revisiting the Age of Austen
  • Chapter 12: “That Ecstatic Delight”: Gender and Performance in Adaptations of Sense and Sensibility
  • Gayle Magee
  • Chapter 13: “Here’s harmony!”: Music and Gender in Kirke Mechem’s Pride & Prejudice (2019) and Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (2011)
  • Juliette Wells
  • Bibliography
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index