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The Unfashionable Jane Austen

11 January @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

A talk by Prof. Nigel Wood, a past president of the Leicester Lit&Phil, and a Professor of Literature at Loughborough University.

Jane Austen

By now, Jane Austen has been claimed by costume drama adaptations, but at the time she was an author acutely aware of  contentious issues . At the risk of denying her the glamour and romance of our own image of her work, this talk aims to uncover the values she held dear and that her contemporaries noted and either contested or applauded.

This is the second of our two “informal lectures”, which we are trialling this season. These lectures are given by members of the Society and will also test the use of the online format.

The event is free to members. It is suggested that non-members give a donation of £5.00p (students £2.50p).

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