Saturday, 31 August 2013

Austen Course for Adults at UCD

Jane Austen: Her Novels, Times and Legacy

Here is something that I think many of you will be very interested in. A course on Jane Austen for those autumnal Monday nights. 

Course Description

What do zombies, game theory and Colin Firth have in common? All have benefited greatly from being associated with the novels of Jane Austen. 2013 marked the bicentenary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, so why not take the opportunity to become acquainted or reacquainted with the novels, times and legacy of this much loved author. Whether you’re a newcomer or you know each novel by heart, this course will offer something challenging and new as we place the novels in their historical and literary context and look at the lasting effect they have had on our culture.

By accessing the novels through thematic areas such as social and literary context, as well as examining film adaptations and the threat of invasion which seemed to loom large in nearly every Austen novel, we will gain a far more nuanced and detailed understanding of Austen and her world. From the social swirl of Bath to the perfection of Pemberley, we’ll take in dancing, fashion, marriage, the Prince Regent, politics, war and explore just exactly why Pride and Prejudice is still selling an estimated 50,000 copies a year in the UK alone.

Tutor: Lori Comerford
Course Start Date: 23/09/2013
Course End Date: 02/12/2013
No. of Sessions: 10
Start Time: 19.30
Duration (Hours): 2.00
Location: Belfield Campus
Fee: €190

Course Schedule
10 Mondays 7.30pm-9.30pm
Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2
(No class bank holiday Mon, Oct 28)

This course is for people with an interest in literature, especially those who have a love of Austen and the Regency Period and would like to gain a more critical appreciation of Austen’s works. This course is also for those who wish to widen their knowledge of our literary landscape by examining Austen’s ability to be both a popular novelist while also being part of the traditional idea of a literary canon.

For more details click here.