Chapter 24. Feminisms

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Vivien Jones Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch24

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Jones, V. (2009) Feminisms, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch24

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968



  • Feminisms;
  • “Feminist” Austen;
  • Post-Revolutionary Gender Politics;
  • Postfeminist Austen?;
  • The terms in which Saintsbury distinguishes between “modern” femininity and the New Woman echo those of The Wanderer's and Austen's early reviewers;
  • “Postfeminist” - a contentious term


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “Feminist” Austen

  • Post-Revolutionary Gender Politics

  • Postfeminist Austen?

  • Further Reading