Jane Austen. The role of 'walks' in her novels (Spring term) (LIT 11)

  • Day and time: Friday 12:20 - 13:35
    Fortnightly
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 12
  • Start date: 15 January 2021
  • Description:

    This will be a broad look at Austen's completed novels. My aim will be to propose some interesting ways in which Austen may have used walks to develop her heroines' characters. It is not necessary to have read all the novels, but a knowledge of the narratives will generate more fruitful discussions. I will provide a handout at each session to introduce a walk from one of the novels. I will offer some analysis and themes for discussion. For example, the contemporary ideas around female walking in the nineteenth century, or the contemporary fascination with landscapes.

    Please click HERE for handouts

  • Format: Seminar/Discussion

  • Tutor: Marina White
  • My MA dissertation subject was ‘Walks and Carriage Rides in Austen's Novels'. I hope to share my interest in this subject in this course, albeit, with more brevity!

  • Tutor: Marina White
  • My MA dissertation subject was 'Walks and Carriage Rides in Austen's Novels'. I hope to share my interest in this subject in this course, albeit, with more brevity!


Please log in to view tutor's contact details and course venue