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What's so great about Austen? Isn't she just bonnets and balls?
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Some film and tv adaptations of Jane Austen's novels might give the impression that the stories are little more than Mills and Boon-type romances in empire-line frocks.
This talk will introduce fictions whose representations of the path to marriage is anything but starry-eyed and rosy-coloured, and an author who is anything but 'dear sweet Aunt Jane'. Dr Sandie Byrne is a University Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing
- Download: openday2013_sandiebyrne.mp3 Audio (38.49 MB)
Date Published: 07 October 2013
In Collection(s): Celebrating women’s writing: the pen in their hands, Jane Austen