It’s a Long LONG way to publication

June 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm (books, jane austen, jasna, news) (, , , , , , , , , )

Three days ago I received notice that an edited, multi-author-submissions volume entitled


Elegance, Propriety, Harmony:

Jane Austen and the Arts


was given the green light by Lehigh University Press.

My own humble submission appears as chapter six, in the section “Artistic Elegance: Portraiture, Music, and Dance“. The focus of my chapter is outlined in its title:

A ‘Reputation for Accomplishment’:

Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse

as Artistic Performers

Ah, but the road has been long, and still there is only a glimmer of end in sight…

The chapter first saw light of day under a different title – and was submitted at the end of summer 2010 — two years ago. A year or more later, the middle was removed whereby the guts of my original idea was weakened. A new approach was required. That major rewrite brought about the current title, and only came about after much reading, researching, rethinking and (of course) re-rewriting. The editors have edited, the reviewers have read, and now the press exclaims We’ll publish. Comments were made about a gathering at the Pride and Prejudice– centered AGM in 2013.

  • three days ago: news
  • two years ago: first draft submitted
  • one year to go: book launch!


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