Approaches to Teaching Austen's Mansfield Park
Eds. Marcia McClintock Folsom and John Wiltshire. New York: Modern Language Association, 2014. 175-189.
With essay “Avenues, Parks, Wilderness, and Ha-has: The Use and Abuse of Landscape in Mansfield Park”contributed by Dr. Inger Sigrun Brodey
This volume is the third in the MLA Approaches series to deal with Austen’s work. It provides information about editions, film adaptations, and digital resources, and then nineteen essays discuss various aspects of Mansfield Park, including the slave trade, the theme of reading, elements of tragedy, gift theory, landscape design, moral improvement in the spirit of Samuel Johnson and of the Reformation, sibling relations, card playing, and interpretations of Fanny Price, the heroine, not as passive but as having some control.