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Dr. Marina Cano

Biography

Dr Marina Cano is a teaching fellow in Women's Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She works in the area of women's literature and the Long Nineteenth Century, with a particular emphasis on Jane Austen. Her monograph, Jane Austen and Performance (Palgrave 2017), is the first exploration of the performative and theatrical force of Austen's work and its afterlife, from the nineteenth century to the present. It unearths new and little-known Austen materials: from suffragette novels and pageants to school and amateur theatricals, passing through mid-twentieth-century representations in Scotland and America. The book concludes with an examination of Austen fandom based on an online survey conducted by the author, which elicited over 300 responses from fans across the globe.

Further research interests include: the Long Nineteenth Century, Fiction, Gender and Feminist Theory, Theatre and Performance, Reception Studies, Intertextuality, Adaptation and Fan Cultures.

During 2013-16, Marina was a researcher at 'Travelling Texts 1790-1914: Transnational Reception of Women's Writing at the Fringes of Europe' (University of Glasgow, HERA). Before coming to UL, she taught English literature at Edinburgh Napier University and at the University of St Andrews, where she was also curriculum coordinator.

Research Interests

Jane Austen, the Long Nineteenth Century, Women's Writing, Gender and Feminist Theory, Theatre and Performance, Fiction, Reception Studies, Literary Afterlives, Adaptation and Fan Cultures, Magazines and Periodicals.

Publications

Book

2017

Book Chapter

2019

Austen and Shakespeare: Improvised Drama
Marina Cano
Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance

2019

Introduction: Jane and Will, the Love Story
Marina Cano & Rosa Garcia-Periago
Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance

2013

In Flesh and Blood: Jane Austen as a Postmodern Fictional Character
Cano, Marina
Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community

Edited Book

Other Publication

2012

Special Issue 200 Years of Sense and Sensibility
Allen Ford, Susan; Cano, Marina and Pimentel, Rose
Persuasions On-Line, 32 (2)

Peer Reviewed Journal

2008

Becoming Shakespeare and Jane Austen in Love: An Intertextual Dialogue between Two Biopics
Cano, Marina, and García-Periago, Rosa
Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line

2008

Persuasion Moves to Chicago: Rewriting Austen's Classic in The Lake House
Cano, Marina
Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line