Jane Austen: Remembered and Revisited

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What: Lectures and conversations about Jane Austen’s work and cultural context.

When: Fall 2017

Questions: Contact Jessica Courtier or call 608-890-3626

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Few authors have inspired such widely varied responses to their work as Jane Austen. Some see her as “Dear Aunt Jane,” a quiet chronicler of life’s little dramas; others read her as a feisty social critic, lambasting domestic politics; and numerous fans have been inspired by her work to create movies, novels, coloring books, and countless other paraphernalia that spin off from Austen and her writings. Her work is surely a powerful force, now more than ever.

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death, and the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies takes this opportunity to reflect on her legacy. Like so many others, we look to Austen and her extraordinary writings as starting points for reflections on the wider world, and we invite you to join us!

Learn more about Austen’s world, delve into adaptations inspired by her work, or try your own hand at novel writing.

Take Your Characters to Dinner

Embark on a lively email journey through the elements of fiction. Written assignments for each unit take beginning to advanced writers through character revelation, dialogue, plot, point of view, and setting, and then on to a first story or the beginning of a novel.

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