Persuasion

Screen-to-Text Annotation Social

What would it mean to create an unofficial annotated edition of Persuasion that records how we’re discussing, reacting to, and reflecting on the adaptations and the novel today? 

Adaptations move from text to screen and stage. Screenplay writers and playwrights make choices we love or are persuaded to love, don’t understand or reject. Whether we love an adaptation or wish we had never seen it, we carry it with us when we return to the text, affirm our previous responses to the text and/or come to new ones. 

As the #PersuasionNetflix debate has shown, there is so much to say about adaptation, the novels, and the meaning of reading, watching, and discussing Austen today. But many of these conversations–including their jokes, gifs, and memes–disappear as we scroll through our feeds. This got us wondering what it would mean to create an unofficial annotated edition of Persuasion that records how we’re discussing, reacting to, and reflecting on the adaptation and the novel today.

Help us create this edition by adding your responses, gifs, memes, or links (to reviews or online discussions)! Learn from and reply–in good spirit–to the annotations of other Austen readers! Meet new Austen friends! We’ll be providing the digital text on this page and you’ll be able to add your annotations.

There are some steps to complete in order to annotate, but we’ve tried to make them as easy as possible:

Step 1: Create a free Hypothes.is account

We use Hypothes.is, a platform like Genius that allows you to annotate anything on the web (yes, anything!). If you haven’t heard of Genius before, you can see how it works by looking at how Genius users have annotated the Clueless soundtrack song “Alright” by Supergrass.

Step 2: Join our Annotation Platform

Step 4: Annotate!

Community Values

ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Jane Austen Review does not tolerate or endorse hate speech, misinformation, or any language that disrespects human and civil rights. We reserve the right to flag and delete any annotations that use hate speech or otherwise threaten the integrity of the annotation social participants.

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