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Emerita Professor Jocelyn Harris

MA (Otago) PhD (London)

Email jocelyn.harris@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 477 7187

Mail English and 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

Harris, J. (2020). What Jane saw-in Henrietta Street. In A. Battigelli (Ed.), Art and artifact in Austen. (pp. 224-238). Newark, NJ: University fo Delaware Press.

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. (2011). Clarissa's painter: Portraiture, illustration, and representation in the novels of Samuel Richardson. Times Literary Supplement, (25 February), 23.

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

Authored Book - Research

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

Authored 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.

Edited Book - Research

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.

Edited Book - Research

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.

Edited Book - Research

Harris, J. (2020). What Jane saw-in Henrietta Street. In A. Battigelli (Ed.), Art and artifact in Austen. (pp. 224-238). Newark, NJ: University fo Delaware Press.

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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).

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Journal - Research Article

Harris, J. (2011). Clarissa's painter: Portraiture, illustration, and representation in the novels of Samuel Richardson. Times Literary Supplement, (25 February), 23.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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/

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Other

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.

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

Major Reviews - prior to 2003

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.

Major Reviews - prior to 2003

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

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

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.

Book Reviews - prior to 2003

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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].

Other - Edited Journal

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