Being Jane — Austen’s Fiction, Fans & Films


Jane Austen

Leading up to February’s Austenfest film festival at the Browning Cinema and April’s production of Pride and Prejudice by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, we caught up with Notre Dame student Rose Anderson for a chat about the ever-lasting pop culture influence of the Georgian era author of six novels, starting with Sense and Sensibility.

Anderson, whose status as a “Janeite” and stage manager for Pride and Prejudice, gives her unique perspective on all things Austen-y. Learn how you, too, can rank your standing as a “Janeite,” what reanimated Austen’s popularity long before zombies and what is so swoon worthy about these beloved novels (and films) of manners—besides Colin Firth.

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4 comments on “Being Jane — Austen’s Fiction, Fans & Films

  1. Hollywood seems to have discovered Austen in the last two decades, but which adaptations and inspirations are the must-sees?

    • Thanks for your message, Chris. As we discuss in the podcast, the definitive Austen adaptation is the 1995 BBC miniseries, Pride and Prejudice, which stars Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Two of the most well-received films in our film series were the 1995 version of Persuasion and the 1999 version of Mansfield Park.

  2. Barb Anderson Feb 12, 2016

    I loved listening to this podcast. Rose Anderson did a great job! I am looking forward to seeing Pride and Prejudice in April.

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