Teaching Jane Austen and Diversity: A Bibliography

Last night, on May 4th, 2021, we were delighted to welcome Juliette Wells (Goucher College) to talk about her experience teaching Jane Austen to modern and diverse classrooms. Juliette has generously provided us with a list of further resources and readings mentioned in her talk, which can be found below.




Teaching Austen and Diversity


My presentation drew on two forthcoming publications:

“Race, Privilege, and Relatability: A Practical Guide for College and Secondary Instructors,” in The Routledge Guide to Jane Austen, ed. Maria Frawley and Cheryl A. Wilson (July 2021)


“‘Pride and Prejudice, Here and Now’: Reflecting on a First-Year College Seminar,” in Beyond the Bit of Ivory: Jane Austen and Diversity, special issue of Persuasions On-Line, ed. Danielle Christmas and Susan Allen Ford (summer 2021)

  • note: this article will include (by permission) an image of Amy Sherald’s “A single man in possession of a good fortune”; in the meantime, you can find an image of the artwork in Peter Schjeldahl’s New Yorker article, cited below.


I also mentioned the following sources (including online video tours):

Bride & Prejudice. Directed by Gurinder Chadha, screenplay by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha, Miramax, 2004.

Burns, Margie. ‘“Pride and Prejudice” and Slavery in America.’ Persuasions On-Line 40.1 (2019), http://jasna.org/publications/persuasions-online/volume-40-no-1/burns/.

Caldwell, Joshua. Welcome to Sanditon. YouTube, uploaded by Pemberley Digital, 9 May 2013 to 12 Aug. 2013, www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_ePOdU-b3xeIJZtHVbO2rtSkoNp63bjR.

“Clio O’Sullivan. A Virtual Tour of Chawton House.” YouTube, 11 July 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfybRDUBlWQ&feature=youtu.be. Accessed 8 January 2021.

Dev, Sonali. Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors. New York: William Morrow, 2019.

Emma. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, screenplay by Eleanor Carron, Focus Features, 2020.

Favret, Mary A. ‘Frederick Douglass’ Pride and Prejudice’. Jane Austen Symposium. Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD. 23 November 2019. Lecture.

—. ‘Jane Austen at 200’. Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA. 6 January 2017. Panel presentation.

Green, Hank, and Bernie Su. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. YouTube, uploaded by Pemberley Digital, 9 April 2012 to 28 March 2013, www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet/videos?disable_polymer=1.

“Hampton Mansion 3D Virtual Tour.” Hampton National Historic Site. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=yPRJpYarA8Z&play=1&fbclid=IwAR38MbxWQyeAW09hCBOyWIKq5iKun16t0HSrabZeHRHYnR1QBA7dDbJmSd0. Accessed 8 January 2021.

“Hampton National Historic Site Farm Tour.” Hampton National Historic Site. https://hamp.oncell.com/en/index.html. Accessed 8 January 2021.

“Introductory Film at Jane Austen’s House Museum.” YouTube, 8 November 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4GOGcIzg4Y. Accessed 8 January 2021.

Harris, Jocelyn. Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen. Bucknell UP, 2017..

Kamal, Soniah. Unmarriageable. Ballantine, 2019.

Kindred, Sheila Johnson. Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister. McGill/Queens UP, 2017.

Mansfield Park. Written and directed by Patricia Rozema, Miramax, 1999.

Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ballantine, 2003.

Rowlatt, Bee, and May Witwit. Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad. Penguin, 2010.

Sanditon. Created by Andrew Davies, ITV, 25 Aug. 2019 to 13 October 2019.

Schjeldahl, Peter. ‘The Amy Sherald Effect’. New Yorker 16 September 2019, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/23/the-amy-sherald-effect.

Sherald, Amy. “the heart of the matter . . .Hauser & Wirth, 10 September – 26 October 2019. https://ocula.com/art-galleries/hauser-wirth/exhibitions/amy-sherald-(1)/. Accessed 8 January 2021.

—. “First Lady Michelle Obama.National Portrait Gallery. https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.2018.15. Accessed 8 January 2021.

“Visit Ladew Gardens on Road Tripping with BCPL.” YouTube, 4 August 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beOQ0w2vSgE. Accessed 8 January 2021.

Su, Bernie, and James Bushman. Emma Approved. YouTube, uploaded by Pemberley Digital, 7 Oct. 2013 to 23 Aug. 2014, www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeeXkf8LZ_8&list=PL_ePOdU-b3xcKOsj8aU2Tnztt6N9mEmur.

Zoboi, Ibi. Pride. Balzer + Bray, 2018.

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