Full course description
Austen’s Worlds will explore the regency dramas represented in the novels of Jane Austen and the screen adaptations of her works. We will read some of Austen’s masterpieces, such as Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Mansfield Park (1814), and study her 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. Austen’s Worlds is the first of a pair of self-contained but related short courses on the works of Jane Austen: an optional further course on Austen’s remaining novels will be available in the Autumn semester.
Classes will be delivered online on Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm for eight weeks from 25 January to 15 March
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
Monday 18 January
Contact Details for Further Information
Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org