Format:
Book
Author:
Scheinman, Ted, 1985- author.
Title:
Camp Austen : my life as an accidental Jane Austen superfan / Ted Scheinman.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
©2018
Description:
160 pages ; 19 cm.
Summary:
"Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. As the son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, this seemed normal. Despite his attempts to leave his mother's world behind, he found himself in grad school organizing the first ever University of North Carolina Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that falls somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world, delivering a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, and academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp as you've never seen it before--back cover.
Series:
FSG originals
FSG originals.
Subjects:
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Appreciation -- United States.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Scheinman, Ted, 1985-
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of English.
Jane Austen Society of North America.
Contents:
Prelude: Juvenilia -- A shared inheritance -- Dressing the part -- Table talk -- Theatricals -- The ball.
LCCN:
2017038310
ISBN:
9780865478213
086547821X
Other Number:
988058213
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
330430
Call Number:
823.7 SCH
Course Reserves:
0
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