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Round One: Jane Austen
19thc_mod wrote in 19thc_exchange

Round One

SIGN-UPS FOR ROUND ONE WILL BEGIN MARCH 23nd, 12 AM PST. There will be an official sign-up post at that time.

The theme is Jane Austen, Jane Austen’s novels, Jane Austen’s unfinished work and juvenilia, and Jane Austen adapatations.

YOU MAY request and write fics based on Jane Austen’s novels, unfinished works, juvenilia, and life. You may also request and write fics based on movies, television shows, and mini-series based on Jane Austen’s novels and life, as long as they are set wholly in the 19th century.

YOU MAY cross over within Jane Austen canon (e.g., you could write about Emma meeting Henry Tilney, or even Jane Austen meeting Elizabeth Bennet).

YOU MAY NOT request or write fics based on modernized versions of Jane Austen’s novels. Bride and Prejudice and Clueless are awesome movies, but they are not permitted canon for this round. We will include modernizations in another round. For that reason, Lost In Austen will not be accepted as canon for this round. Our “modernizations” round will allow modern people traveling to the 19th c., and period people traveling to the 20th/21st c.

YOU MAY NOT request or write cross-overs with other canons that are not Jane Austen (even other 19th century literature).

YOU MAY NOT request and write fics based on published fanfiction of Jane Austen’s works. Books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Mr. Darcy’s Diary are considered published fanfiction for the purposes of this round. These works will likely be included in a different round.

The following works are permitted canon for this round:

Emma (novel, 1972 version, 1996 Gwenyth Paltrow version, 1996 Kate Beckinsale version, 2009 BBC version)
Mansfield Park (novel, 1982 version, 1999 Patricia Rozema version, 2007 Billie Piper version)
Northanger Abbey (novel, 1986 A&E version, 2007 Andrew Davies version)
Persuasion (novel, 1971 version, 1995 Cirian Hinds version, 2007 version)
Pride and Prejudice (novel, 1940 version, 1980 version, 1995 Colin Firth version, 2005 Kiera Knightley version)
Sense and Sensibility (novel, 1981 version, 1995 Emma Thompson version, 2008 Andrew Davies version)
Lady Susan
The Watsons
Becoming Jane
Jane Austen herself

There are some other Austen adaptations not included on this list, mainly adaptations from before 1970. You are permitted to use these, but please do not use any movie or mini-series that is not explicitly an adaptation of an Austen novel.


Sign ups will begin March 23rd with an official sign-up post. There, you can state what you are willing to write, and what you refuse to write. You can also make several requests for the fics you would like to read. Sign ups will close on April 5th, 11:59 PM PST. After sign ups close, I will assign your requests and email each of you with your assignments.

You will have about 3 months to complete your fics. Fics must be at least 1,000 words in length. Fics may be slash, het, or gen, of any rating, and of any genre, as long as the Round One Theme is adhered to. Further guidelines and official due dates to follow.

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PS: Also, with Brandon, and also Knightley, I adore them more because more than any of the Austen heroes they still want to be friends with and help out the heroine despite their believing that she loves someone else.

And also! I like the 1970's Emma ("nice Emma") and Kate B's Emma ("bitchy Emma" lol) equally well. Gwyneth's Emma to me was like a variation on "nice Emma" but the overall humorous tone of that production was, to me, the best. I liked how the movie made fun of its own heroine.

I suppose I like Romola's Emma as a character who happens to be named Emma Woodhouse, who shares her backstory etc, but she's not "my" Emma. JLM's Knightley was pretty great, though. I didn't expect much from him, frankly, but he surprised me. I still think Mark Strong's Emma is the hottest ;) but I do appreciate how JLM downplayed his own looks. In the end I really believed them as equal friends, more than any other Emma/Knightley pairing.

...Mark Strong's Knightley, rather.

I adore them more because more than any of the Austen heroes they still want to be friends with and help out the heroine despite their believing that she loves someone else.

Omg yes. I can't wait to see your Emma prompts!

I don't remember 1970s Emma! Come to think of it, not sure I actually saw it. Hmm. I...I don't like the Gwenyth Paltrow Emma version at all. I'm a bad Emma fan, so people tell me.

JLM's Knightley was pretty great, though.

He got how I think of Mr. Knightley's humor better than anyone else so far, imo. I did like him very much.

Oh dear god yes, Mark Strong, with the hotness. I've heard other fans say they don't like him as Mr. Knightley because he's not good looking enough. Okay, aside from the fact that Mr. Knightley does not need to be good looking and is not supposed to be a major hottie, MARK STRONG IS A MAJOR HOTTIE. Lord, that man.

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