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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

Books

2017

Jane Austen and Performance
Cano, Marina
(2017) Jane Austen and Performance
London : Palgrave

Book Chapters

2019

Austen and Shakespeare: Improvised Drama
Marina Cano
(2019) Austen and Shakespeare: Improvised Drama
In Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance; Palgrave

2019

Introduction: Jane and Will, the Love Story
Marina Cano & Rosa Garcia-Periago
(2019) Introduction: Jane and Will, the Love Story
In Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance; Marina Cano & Rosa García-Periago(Ed.) Palgrave

2013

In Flesh and Blood: Jane Austen as a Postmodern Fictional Character
Cano, Marina
(2013) In Flesh and Blood: Jane Austen as a Postmodern Fictional Character
In Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community; London : Palgrave

Edited Books

2019

Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance
(2019) Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance
Marina Cano & Rosa García-Periago(Ed.) UK : Palgrave

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

A Woman's Novel: Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird and Hélène Cixous's Écriture Féminine
Cano, Marina
(2019) A Woman's Novel: Olive Schreiner, Mona Caird and Hélène Cixous's Écriture Féminine
In Victoriographies; Edinburgh : pp. 1-18

2014

The Outlandish Jane: Austen and Female Identity in Victorian Female Periodicals
Cano, Marina
(2014) The Outlandish Jane: Austen and Female Identity in Victorian Female Periodicals
In Victorian Periodicals Review; pp. 244-273

2011

This is a Feminist Novel: the Paradox of Female Passivity in Elizabeth Gaskell's Ruth
Cano, Marina
(2011) This is a Feminist Novel: the Paradox of Female Passivity in Elizabeth Gaskell's Ruth
In The Gaskell Journal; pp. 30-47

2011

Welcome to La Huerta: the Attempts to Curb Cross-dressing during the Spring Fiestas in Murcia
Cano, Marina
(2011) Welcome to La Huerta: the Attempts to Curb Cross-dressing during the Spring Fiestas in Murcia
In Journal Of Gender Studies;

2010

Looking Back in Desire; or How Jane Austen Rewrites Chick Lit in Alexandra Potter's Me and Mr. Darcy
Cano, Marina
(2010) Looking Back in Desire; or How Jane Austen Rewrites Chick Lit in Alexandra Potter's Me and Mr. Darcy
In Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line;

2008

Becoming Shakespeare and Jane Austen in Love: An Intertextual Dialogue between Two Biopics
Cano, Marina, and García-Periago, Rosa
(2008) Becoming Shakespeare and Jane Austen in Love: An Intertextual Dialogue between Two Biopics
In Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line;

2008

Persuasion Moves to Chicago: Rewriting Austen's Classic in The Lake House
Cano, Marina
(2008) Persuasion Moves to Chicago: Rewriting Austen's Classic in The Lake House
In Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line;

2006

(De)Writing Women in the Canon of British Postgraduate Studies
Cano, Marina
(2006) (De)Writing Women in the Canon of British Postgraduate Studies
In Clepsydra; pp. 123-137

Book Reviews

2019

Review: Lau, Beth (ed.), Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. Romanticism (Forthcoming).
Marina Cano
(2019) Review: Lau, Beth (ed.), Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. Romanticism (Forthcoming).

2015

Review Duquette, Natasha and Elisabeth Lenckos (eds.), Jane Austen and the Art: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2013. Modern Language Review. 110 (4): 1116-1117.
Cano, Marina
(2015) Review Duquette, Natasha and Elisabeth Lenckos (eds.), Jane Austen and the Art: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2013. Modern Language Review. 110 (4): 1116-1117.
pp. 1116-1117

2014

Review Death Comes to Pemberley (TV series). CRTICKS: The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
Cano, Marina
(2014) Review Death Comes to Pemberley (TV series). CRTICKS: The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

2014

Review Sturrock, June. Jane Austen's Families. London, New York, Delhi: Anthem Press, 2013. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 50 (1): 132.
Cano, Marina
(2014) Review Sturrock, June. Jane Austen's Families. London, New York, Delhi: Anthem Press, 2013. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 50 (1): 132.
pp. 132-132

2012

Review Halsey, Katie. Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945. London: Anthem Press. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 48 (4): 490
Cano, Marina
(2012) Review Halsey, Katie. Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945. London: Anthem Press. Forum for Modern Language Studies. 48 (4): 490
pp. 490-490

Annotations/Encodingss

2014

Annotations of 'Elizabeth of France, Queen of Spain.' Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Ed. Gina Luria Walker, London: Pickering & Chatto.
Cano, Marina
(2014) Annotations of 'Elizabeth of France, Queen of Spain.' Mary Hays, Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries (1803). Ed. Gina Luria Walker, London: Pickering & Chatto.

Guest Edited Refereed Journals

2012

Special Issue 200 Years of Sense and Sensibility
Allen Ford, Susan; Cano, Marina and Pimentel, Rose
(2012) Special Issue 200 Years of Sense and Sensibility
In Persuasions On-Line, 32 (2);