Bachelor of Arts in English
Cynthia Scheinberg, Ph.D.
Reader-response theory and psychological criticism might be thought of as a 20th-century literary theory. However, Jane Austen was putting primary concepts to work in her Regency era texts. This analysis of Northanger Abbey reveals how Austen deftly manipulates reader response and anticipates important understandings of psychological theory in this supposedly simple romance.
Geary, Maddie, "Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen's Anticipation of Modern Critical Theory" (2022). English Theses. 15.