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Emeritus Professor Jocelyn Harris

MA (Otago) PhD (London)

Email jocelyn.harris@otago.ac.nz
Phone (03) 477-7187

Mail Department of English & Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Website http://www.jocelynharris.co.nz/

Expertise

Eighteenth-century literature, Women's literature

Recent Publication

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Bucknell University Press, 2017.harris satire celebrity austen

Harris’s impressive new book, Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen (2017), builds on the work of her pioneering 1989 study, deepening our sense of what Austen may have been up to in crafting her novels.... For readers willing to engage with the possible, and to consider links that do not, at first glance, seem probable, Harris’s well-written, deeply researched, and timely book has a great deal to offer.... The tour de force sections of the book are certainly the sections on Sara Baartman (the 'Hottentot Venus'), the Duke of Clarence, issues of race, abolition, and slavery, and Mansfield Park and Sanditon.... For years to come, readers and critics will be weighing the massive number of new insights in this book, troubling through their implications for our future readings of Austen, politics, history, and popular culture.
Devoney Looser, The Review of English Studies

The book aims to expand our ideas of the nature and bounds of the society Austen knew. The web of acquaintance, coincidence and proximity conjured by Harris is a marvel, and the surprising juxtapositions it produces will certainly inspire fresh thinking about the novels.
E. J. Clery, Times Literary Supplement

Jocelyn Harris and other Jane Austen scholars and devotees share what they love about Austen and her works in this short video (11:56mins), filmed at the Jane Austen Society of North American 2015 AGM (produced by Gina Heath King, copyright 2015 Curly Tail Productions, LLC).

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Publications

Anstey, P., & Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, philosophy and literature in the early modern period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 323-325. doi: 10.1080/17496977.2012.695167

Harris, J. (2011). Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. In E. Copeland & J. McMaster (Eds.), The Cambridge companion to Jane Austen. (2nd ed.) (pp. 39-54). Cambridge University Press.

Harris, J. M. (2010). Jane Austen and celebrity culture: Shakespeare, Dorothy Jordan and Elizabeth Bennet. Shakespeare, 6(4), 410-430. doi: 10.1080/17450918.2010.527364

Harris, J. (2010). [Review of the book Jane Austen's ″The History of England″ & Cassandra's portraits]. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 23(2), 451-454.

Harris, J. (2009). Jane Austen. In A. Poole (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to English novelists. (pp. 98-115). Cambridge University Press.

Authored Book - Research

Harris, J. (2007). A revolution almost beyond expression: Jane Austen's Persuasion. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 280p.

Harris, J. M. (2003). Jane Austen's Art of Memory. Cambridge University Press, 271p.

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Edited Book - Research

Zunshine, L., & Harris, J. (Eds.). (2006). Approaches to teaching the novels of Samuel Richardson. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 216p.

Harris, J. M. (Ed.). (2001). Samuel Richardson, ″The History of Sir Charles Grandison″ (3 parts). Reprint, Dunedin: Otago University Printery (under licence from Oxford University Press), 681p.

Waite, G. G., Harris, J. M., Murray, H. M., & Hale, J. K. (Eds.). (1998). World and Stage: Essays for Colin Gibson. Dunedin: Otago Studies in English 6, 280p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Harris, J. (2011). Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. In E. Copeland & J. McMaster (Eds.), The Cambridge companion to Jane Austen. (2nd ed.) (pp. 39-54). Cambridge University Press.

Harris, J. (2009). Jane Austen. In A. Poole (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to English novelists. (pp. 98-115). Cambridge University Press.

Harris, J. (2008). Jane Austen, Jane Fairfax and Jane Eyre. In P. Gay, J. Johnston & C. Waters (Eds.), Victorian turns, NeoVictorian returns: Essays on fiction and culture. (pp. 29-38). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Harris, J. (2006). Clarissa lives! Reading Richardson through rewritings. In L. Zunshine & J. Harris (Eds.), Approaches to teaching the novels of Samuel Richardson. (pp. 140-146). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.

Harris, J. M. (2003). 'Such a transformation!': Translation, imitation, and intertextuality in Jane Austen on screen. In G. Macdonald & A. MacDonald (Eds.), Jane Austen on screen. (pp. 44-68). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harris, J. M. (2002). Silent women, shrews, and bluestockings: Women and speaking in Jane Austen. In B. Stovel & L. Weinlos Gregg (Eds.), The Talk in Jane Austen. (pp. 3-22). University of Alberta: Edmonton.

Harris, J. M. (2001). untitled. In S. Fullerton & A. Harbers (Eds.), Jane Austen: antipodean views. (pp. 126-127). Neutral Bay, NSW: Wellington Lane Press.

Harris, J. M. (2001). Protean Lovelace. In D. Blewitt (Ed.), Passion and Virtue: Essays on the Novels of Samuel Richardson. (pp. 92-113). London: University of Toronto, Buffalo.

Harris, J. M. (1999). "The Handmaid's Tale" as Richian re-visioning of "1984". In G. Slusser, P. Alkon, R. Gaillard & D. Chatelain (Eds.), Transformations of Utopia: Changing Views of the Perfect Society. (pp. 267-279). New York: AMS Press Inc.

Harris, J. M. (1998). The case of the woman artist. Virginia Woolf and Frances Hodgkins. In Bulletin of New Zealand Art History, special series 4. (pp. 57-80).

Harris, J. M. (1998). Introduction. In S. Richardson & T. Keymer (Eds.), Samuel Richardson's published commentary on Clarissa 1747-65, Vol 1, Prefaces, Postscripts and Related Writings. (pp. 6-95). London: Pickering and Chatto.

Harris, J. M. (1998). 'A fig, an olive, and a bay': George Herbert, Ursula Bethell and Colin Gibson. In G. Waite, J. Harris, H. Murray & J. Hale (Eds.), World and Stage: Essays for Colin Gibson. (pp. 1-4). Dunedin: Otago Studies in English.

Harris, J. M. (1996). Grotesque, classical and pornographic bodies in Clarissa. In A. J. Rivero (Ed.), New Essays on Samuel Richardson. (pp. 101-116). New York: St Martin's Press.

Harris, J. M. (1995). Jane Austen and the burden of the (male) past: the case re-examined. In D. Looser (Ed.), Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism. (pp. 86-100). New York: St Martin's Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Anstey, P., & Harris, J. (2012). Introduction: Women, philosophy and literature in the early modern period. Intellectual History Review, 22(3), 323-325. doi: 10.1080/17496977.2012.695167

Harris, J. M. (2010). Jane Austen and celebrity culture: Shakespeare, Dorothy Jordan and Elizabeth Bennet. Shakespeare, 6(4), 410-430. doi: 10.1080/17450918.2010.527364

Harris, J. (2009). Frances Burney's The Wanderer, Jane Austen's Persuasion, and the cancelled chapters. Persuasions, 31, 130-144.

Harris, J. (2008). Jane Austen, Samuel Johnson, and the academy. Persuasions, 30, 27-37.

Harris, J. (2007). Jane Austen, Jane Fairfax, and Jane Eyre. Persuasions, 29, 99-109.

Harris, J. (2006). 'Domestic virtues and national importance': Lord Nelson, Captain Wentworth, and the English Napoleonic war hero. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 19(1-2), 23. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/ecf/vol19/iss1/23/

Harris, J. M. (1996). The Austen versions: recent films. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 8, 427-430.

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Journal - Research Other

Harris, J. (2010). [Review of the book Jane Austen's ″The History of England″ & Cassandra's portraits]. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 23(2), 451-454.

Harris, J. (2009). As she left it? [Review of the book The Cambridge edition of the works of Jane Austen]. Times Literary Supplement, (24 April), 26.

Harris, J. (2006). [Review of the books Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Jane Austen and the romantic poets, Austen's unbecoming conjunctions: Subversive laughter, embodied history, and Eavesdropping in the novel from Austen to Proust]. Nineteenth-Century Literature, 60(4), 510-527. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525

Harris, J. M. (2003). Eighteenth-century studies. AUMLA, (100), 99-107.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Harris, J., & Rogers, S. (2008). Introduction. Eighteenth-Century Life, 32(2), 1-2. doi: 10.1215/00982601-2008-001

Harris, J. (2005). The self as artefact in Farrell and Hulme [Review of the book Book book]. Landfall, 210, 169-173.

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Major Reviews - prior to 2003

Harris, J. M. (2002). Does Anybody Own this Text? Eighteenth-Century Readers as Consumers and Producers. Age of Johnson. Cambridge University Press.

Harris, J. M. (1999). David Nokes. "Jane Austen. A Life". Claire Tomalin. "Jane Austen. A Life". University of Toronto Quarterly. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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Book Reviews - prior to 2003

Harris, J. M. (2002). "Jane Austen" by Claire Tomalin, London: Viking (1997). Contemporary Literary Criticism, 166. New York: Gale Group.

Harris, J. M. (2000). "General Consent in Jane Austen: A Study of Dialogism" By Barbara K. Seeber. University of Toronto Quarterly, 72. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Harris, J. (2007). Towards a taxonomy of Jane Austen's intertextualities. Proceedings of the Thirteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies. English Department, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/English/DNS13/programme.html

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Other - Edited Journal

Harris, J., & Rogers, S. (Eds.). (2008). Eighteenth-Century Life 32(2) [Rewriting the Long Eighteenth Century: Selected papers from the Thirteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar]. [Journal Editor].

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