Revisiting Jane Austen

Joanne Podis
Professor Emerita, Ursuline College
Landmark Centre Building
Mondays, March 2-23
1-3 p.m.

During the past two decades, there has been an explosion of interest in Jane Austen, resulting in films, TV shows, Internet videos, and more. Adaptations range from the uber-faithful (e.g., the 1995 Pride and Pejudice with the memorable Colin Firth as Darcy) to the loosely-based (e.g., Bridget Jones’s Diary.) Revisit the engaging source material as we discuss four Austen novels, including historical and cultural contexts for these classic works of British literature.

Books: Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion (books will be read and discussed in this order)

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