Pour en anglais, comme travail complementaire sur le livre que l'on lit en ce moment "Pride & Prejudice" de Jane Austen, et que au passage, je devooooore =D On a du ecrire deux pages Word sur un sujet a propos de Jane Austen et son temps que l'on a du choissir dans une liste, mon sujet etait '' Comment Jane Austen a su seduire une audience contemporaine" . Dans mes recherches je me suis trop rendu compte que Jane Austen, c'est un gros Phenomene!! Et j'avoue que moi aussi je me suis laisse seduire par son style =) Pour les plus courageux, voila mon papier. Qui je vous le rapelle, j'envoi a ma prof' par un site (turnitin.com) et on a notre note, ses commentaires et la correction Online.. Moderne, moderneee les ameriicains =)
> Photo tire de l'adaptation en fiiilm. Keiiira Knithley ♥
The simple type of «Jane Austin» on the Google bar generates about 5,490,000 answers. It's an overall view of the «Phenomena» Jane Austen and of her contemporary success! Even if Jane Austen is of Shakespeare generation and not ours, the world described in her novels is closer to our time than the one described by Shakespeare. In her novel, Jane Austin anticipated our current world, that's one of the explanations of her «astonishment ongoing popularity», as it was called by Barry Paris, a journalist from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is the apotheosis of writers who became well know post mortem and who success and gratitude never stop to grow.
There are millions of Jane Austen's fans all over the word; they called themselves the «Janeites», referring to the first name of their idol. Undeniably, Jane Austen's fans are mainly women. What is in Jane Austen's novels that attracts so many readers? The literary website «Sheistoofondofbooks.com», asked Jane Austen's readers what they would find the most appealing about living in Jane Austen's world. Answers were very similar for all participants: wearing gorgeous 1800's dresses, attending balls, and obviously the emphasis of being an accomplished woman that can do such things as cooking, playing piano, learning how to dance...! Modern women are definitely fascinated by the young ladies' way of life in the 1800's, sounds like a fairytale, and is so different of their own way of life. Even if at this time there was an obvious inequality between men and women. The Jane Austen's writing style makes them laugh about this aspect and dreams in another hand. She is truly a producer of dreams, as an English professor of the University of Colorado underlined it, nowadays «she would have been a great scriptwriter»! Jane Austen's novels entertain contemporary audiences because she uses irony to underline the ridiculous customs in her time, this same English professor explains her success by an interesting fact, that «she understood human nature, which never changes». According to him, this will be the main key of her contemporary success!
The «Janeites» like sharing their passion for Jane Austen, and use many different ways. Some which goes along with the modern technologies that we possess, others old like the earth. The Jane Austen Society of North America, JASNA, define itself as «a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers [who] is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing». This Organization has a website often updated with information about Jane Austen, Jane Austen's novels, movies adaptation, special events and fans meeting in order to inform new Jane Austen's readers and regular members, around 4000, about Jane Austen's work. The JASNA is the largest Jane Austen's society but not the only one. In fact there is many Jane Austen Societies all around the world. Such as the JASA (The Jane Austen Society of Australia) or the JASBA (The Jane Austen Society of Buenos Aires). Jane Austen interests are sharing all over the world in thousands of different languages. Meetings are organizing between fans to talk about her novels whose have many different interpretations and generate different points of view and debates. However one topic gathers all fans around the same point of view: Jane Austen has an undeniable talent.
Others meetings way more intimate are organized between friends, neighbors, or acquaintances, called «books clubs». A book club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read. Jane Austen's books are favorites for these kind of clubs because they are easy to read and usually liked by all the book club participants! So it is very common to find one or more Jane Austen's novels in the reading list of book clubs. Oprah Winfrey, an American television presenter, listed several Jane Austen's books to the list of her very famous «Oprah's book club». Be part of this «golden» list is an honor, and books part of this list become bestsellers. That proves once again, the success of Jane Austen's masterpieces! The movie, « The Jane Austen Book Club» (2007) is a perfect representation of this book clubs. This movie, as showing by its title, told the story of very different women who decide to create a book club studying only the six Jane Austin's novels. After personal readings, they meet to share their impressions. This movie mix up relationship and Jane Austen works, which is a very delightful mixture for Jane Austen's fans.
Jane Austen's fans could entertain themselves by many others way than just reading and debating about their favorite authors works. The success generated by the novels provoked a wave of movies adaptations. The six Jane Austen's novels were adapted, sometimes several times, in movies. It permits fans to enjoy the sight of their favorite characters and to picture them in a different way than their imagination. In addition to these movie adaptations, several documentaries about Jane Austen life came out, very appreciated by the «Janeites»! Jane Austen is admiring by her contemporary peers, some writers and producers were influenced by her work. The famous writer, Stephanie Mayer, an admirer of Jane Austen, bases her bestseller Twilight on events and characters in Pride and Prejudice. Concerning the screen, the box-office The Bridget Jones's Diary, is considering as the modern Pride and Prejudice.
Concerning fans, the most materialists' one, can enjoy all the products derived of the Jane Austen's novels and movies. Merchandises such as cards, t-shirts, books, music, prints, linens, cookbooks, and much more, are sold, referring to the world that Jane Austen built. In our modern world, all is related with business, and the success of Jane Austin didn't escape it. A large amount of money is created around the success of Jane Austen. There is even some rare and original sell, such as recently, the sale of a lock of Jane Austen's hair. Places where Jane Austen's novels take place and where she was living when she was alive are also exploited. Tours of these places are provided to show fans the true decor of their favourite fictions. It permits them to better picture the novel. Maps of these places are also available, to those who desire to discover the places by themselves.
Nowadays, the Jane Austen's books are the target of contemporary audiences, which use modern technologies to share their common interests. The Phenomena Jane Austen invaded the virtual world of internet. Thousands of websites are dedicated exclusively to Jane Austin and her work, gathering community of Jane Austen fans. It permits people all around the world to share their opinions easily and discuss them. Forums are dedicated only to Jane Austen, with a considerable amount of topic concerning her. Fans create fanfictions, who are story who came out from their own imagination but using Jane Austen's novel characters. They created a fanlisting, in order to list all the fans of Jane Austen around the world. Famous website such as «Deviant Art» are involved: individuals publish graphics concerning Jane Austen characters. On the website «Facebook», Jane Austen has her own fanlisting. On the website «Youtube», fans upload parodies of Pride & Prejudice. The imagination of people has no limit, such as their passion for Jane Austen.
Jane Austen novels even serve as educational books: they are studying in high school and college. The Phenomena Jane Austen touches all the generation, from teenagers to the elderly. Audiences can't seem to get tired of Jane Austen; on the contrary her popularity doesn't stop to grow. The Jane Austen world & words are infinite. We can sometimes wonder if this phenomena growing TOO MUCH? Are the Austen fans communities looking like sects? Are the Jane Austen's novels becoming sacred texts? Anyway, the easiest and best way to enjoy Jane Austen talent remains in the simple fact of reading her masterpieces.