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Professor Devoney Looser (Arizona State University)

November 15, 2022

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FREE ZOOM EVENT
5 PM EST

Sister Novelists
with Dr. Devoney Looser

In this illustrated lecture, Devoney Looser (Arizona State University) will present stories from her new book, Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës, focusing on how Jane Austen might be read through the once-celebrated fiction and lives of Jane and Anna Maria Porter.

December 13, 2022

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FREE ZOOM EVENT
5 PM EST

Jane Austen and Byron
with Dr. Christine Kenyon Jones

Jane Austen and Lord Byron are often thought of opposites, but they actually had much in common. In this talk, Christine Kenyon Jones (King's College London) explores their points of contact and their near-misses, and argues that Byron and Austen were – both biographically and literarily – closer than we might think.

January 10, 2023

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FREE ZOOM EVENT
5 PM EST

Jane Austen
and the Magazines

with Dr. Jennie Batchelor

This illustrated talk by Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent) looks at Jane Austen's indebtedness to periodicals and her playful reuse of their contents in her novels.  Not only did her brothers famously launch a periodical but Jane Austen read magazines. After her death, her works were discussed widely in them.