Full course description
This is a self-contained course that explores the regency dramas represented in the later novels of Jane Austen and screen adaptations of her works. Those who took part in the Spring Austen course, together with new participants are welcome to enrol. We will read three later novels: Emma (1815), Northanger Abbey (1818), and Persuasion (1818), and study Austen’s representations of romance, of class, and of the political concerns of her age. We will discuss the nature of the novel, and why this particular genre offered Austen, and other women writers of her era, a convenient medium for artistic, emotional, and political expression. We will also watch film and television adaptations of Austen’s novels and consider how the stories are reshaped for 20th and 21st century tastes and interests. This course promises lively discussion, learning, and entertainment for admirers of Austen’s writing.
Classes will be delivered online on Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm for six weeks from 27 September to 8 November
- Austen’s Biography and World
- Emma in film
- Persuasion in Film
- Northanger Abbey
Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.
Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.
Closing Date for Application
Friday 17 September
Contact Details for Further Information
Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: email@example.com