2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Jane Austen: Origins of Young Adult Literature?
Keith A. Kerkemeyer
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Jane Austen portrays many similarities of the modern day Young Adult Literature genre in her books, Pride and Prejudice and Emma. This paper will proceed to exploit those similarities' contribution to the current Young Adult Literature genre. These contributions include many tropes and themes such as parenting, character focus, and "love". These tropes will be compared and mirrored against modern day Young Adult books so that a stronger connection may be made.

Keywords: Jane Austen, Young Adult Literature, Origins

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 208-4
Location: VH 1010
Time: 10:15

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