• Jane Austen and Edward Said: Gender, Culture, and Imperialsim

    Author(s):
    Susan Fraiman (see profile)
    Date:
    1995
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Edward Said, Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, British imperialism, Culture and Imperialism, gender and imperialism
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/nv67-an39
    Abstract:
    Explores the problematic gender politics of Edward Said's commentary on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Contra Said, argues that neither Fanny Price nor Austen herself can be assumed to share the values of Mansfield's slaveholding patriarch, Sir Thomas Bertram. Said's general critique of culture's role in validating imperialism is invaluable, but his discussion of Austen's relation to this dynamic overlooks the subordinate, non-citizen status of women in Regency England.
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