25 October 2017 1.00pm — 1.45pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Dr Gillian Dow, University of Southampton
Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | firstname.lastname@example.org
In March 1815, Jane Austen wrote to her niece Caroline that even in her 'sedate time of life' rereading one of Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis's tales would be sure to put her 'in a rage'. This is just one of Austen's recorded responses to the work of a French author whose works were omnipresent in the British literary marketplace throughout Austen’s lifetime.
This talk will explore the connections between Austen and Genlis, who shared a publisher in John Murray II.
Chawton House Library, home to early women’s writing: www.chawtonhouse.org
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