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|Course:||Jane Austen's 'Emma' & 'Sense and Sensibility'|
|Tutor:||Dr Danielle Grover|
|Start Date:||23rd July 2018|
|End Date:||25th July 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£336.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£230.00 What's included?|
Jane Austen was greatly attached to her novels, ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Emma’. Her heroine in ‘Emma’ she described as a character ‘whom none but myself may like’. She likened her relationship with ‘Sense and Sensibility’ to a mother and a ‘suckling child’. Learn about how Austen crafted these heroines and spot traces of her novels in her letters and life, consider how vital debates relating to gender, social class, education and marriage in the eighteenth century were represented in these iconic novels. This course explores ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ through the medium of lectures and group discussion. You will finish the course with a greater understanding of the novels and the context in which this famous writer wrote. Be inspired by the writer who has become the face of the £10 note. If you love reading and have always wanted to know more about why ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ have such a prized place in English Literature, this is the course for you.
Dr. Danielle Grover completed her doctoral thesis on Jane Austen and other eighteenth-century novelists and has lectured in universities in the UK and in Dublin. In 2008, she spent two months as a Visiting Fellow at Chawton House Library- a site where Austen wrote her major novels. She has had articles published on Jane Austen, has lectured on Austen at international conferences in Australia and in the U.K. For two years, she acted as Reviewer for the Jane Austen Society UK Newsletter. She is currently an English Teacher who, unsurprisingly, loves nothing better than to teach Jane Austen.Back to List
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