Jane Austen: Literary Icon (1990)

Six Wednesdays: June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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$135.00 (10% off for members)

This course focuses on the literary achievements of Jane Austen and on her continuing relevance to our own culture. Our reading will include all of her novels (from Northanger Abbey through Persuasion) and work unfinished at her death (Sanditon) We’ll explore the social, historical, and literary contexts that shape Austen’s work. Among our many topics for consideration will be the ways Austen’s fiction both reflects and responds to social hierarchy and class relations in Regency England; the relationship between gender ideology, “conduct book culture,” and Austen’s representations of women’s lives; Austen’s views of national identity in the era of the French Revolution and its aftermath; and Austen’s innovative narrative and linguistic techniques. Participants can expect to come away from this course with a solid grasp of the social, historical, and literary contexts of Austen’s fiction; with greater appreciation of the stylistic achievements of her fiction writing; and with the ability to assess how and why Austen’s works have been received and adapted over time. Six Wednesdays: June 19, July 3, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Reading Schedule:

1. Northanger Abbey (June 19)

2. Sense and Sensibility (July 3)

3. Pride and Prejudice (July 17)

4. Mansfield Park (July 31)

5. Emma (August 14)

6. Persuasion and Sanditon (Jane Austen’s unfinished novel) (August 21)

 

You may also be interested in our class on Dickens' Tale of Two Cities: https://www.politics-prose.com/class/dickenss-tale-of-two-cities-and-carlyles-french-revolution-1983

Emma, Oxford World Classics, 9780199535521

Mansfield Park, Oxford World Classics, 9780199535538

Northanger Abbey, with Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon, Oxford World Classics, 9780199535545

Persuasion, Oxford World Classics, 9780199535552

Pride and Prejudice, Oxford World Classics, 9780198826736

Sense and Sensibility, Oxford World Classics, 9780199535576

Maria Frawley is a Professor of English at George Washington University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century literature and regularly offers seminars on Jane Austen. She has authored books and articles on nineteenth-century women writers, including Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Harriet Martineau. Co-editor of the forthcoming Companion to Jane Austen with Routledge University Press, she is also at work on a book titled Keywords of Jane Austen’s Fiction.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 2008