Talk:Jane Austen (fandom)

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Hi! I need to retitle/move this page to 'Jane Austen' for the sake of consistency. I'm told it requires a gardener to be done. If anyone has the time, please, help?--hl. 19:14, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I moved it to Jane Austen (Fandom) as you can see, since that seemed unambiguous, and the undifferentiated "Jane Austen" seemed open to confusion. I hope that's okay, but I can move it again if it's a problem. --Betty 21:22, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! It seems OK this way. I only wanted to change it because the other fandoms named by the author of the original work were being titled by simply the author name, so it seemed better to do the same.----hl. 21:28, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi hele, I added a few annotations as footnotes! Hope that's all right. --Lian 19:51, 7 October 2008 (UTC)


Of, course, lian it's all right! Thanks for the help!

Answers to the footnotes in case anyone is interested and/or want to use them to change the page. I will try to work on it some more in a while.

  1. ↑ i.e. expand on/center on the novel's pivotal scenes? Or am I understanding this wrong?

I don't know quite how to write it. The most common 'genre' is the rewriting of the book. As a rewrite, no matter how much it's changed some scenes are expected to occur in a similar fashion as the originals (but not identical). They are called what I wrote (example: 'I'm dreading the Hunsford that is surely to come now' (this despite the new scene not happening _at_ Hunsford--in the book, Hunsford was the place/scene where Darcy declared himself and asked for Elizabeth's hand, and they fought.)

  1. ↑ Clarification needed: They are not called AUs?

No, the fandom doesn't use many of the terms that are used on other fandoms. But we don't have a particular name for it either. Fans that come from other fandoms call them that, but we're not the majority by any means (I don't think). I will try to explain it better.

Is it advisable to _not_ call them AUs if the fandom in general do not call them so? It's just that there's no other term...

  1. ↑ Any evidence? I mena, I do trust your words on it, but just in case you have a handy link :) Which exceptions? Why are they remarkable?

The men are known. They are... mmh, 3? I think I will just erase the 'remarkable' part, because I've no idea how to prove they're known. I mean, I think they are. --hl. 20:12, 7 October 2008 (UTC)


I presume Jane Austen fandom has been around since the romantic period, but are there any good resources or cites on this? --Betty 17:22, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

I don't know that it existed as a fandom per se, but this article seems to be similar to what you want? Reception history of Jane Austen at Wikipedia. In the other hand, I can probably get a list of the first fanfictions (which would be I think, sequels of P&P and I think endings of the unfinished Sanditon)--hl. 17:37, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
I think that would be a pretty awesome way to set fandom in a historical context, because a lot of talk about it acts like fanfiction sprang fully formed from startrek. --Betty 17:41, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Darcyholic Diversions Links

Found this website with a page dedicated to "Links to All Darcy/JAFF Sites on the Web", I'm sure some are already here, but this could be a good tool in adding more websites/author pages dedicated to Austen fandoms. I will probably tackle this but in case anyone else is interested, feel free!--Harpie (talk) 04:39, 12 April 2016 (UTC)