The practice of Jane Austen

Location
Law Building - Room 111
Category
Arts and Law, Research
Dates
Tuesday 28th February 2017 (16:00-18:00)
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  • Long Nineteenth Century research seminar

Speaker: Professor Freya Johnston (St Anne's College, Oxford)

Venue: Law Building, Room 111

Abstract

Between the ages of 11 and 17, Jane Austen consumed and sent up pulp fiction at a dizzying pace. This talk construes her early works, following Virginia Woolf’s suggestion, as rehearsals for the career of a novelist; here, said, Woolf, we see ‘Jane Austen practising’.