Make sense of Jane Austen’s sensibilities at Westport LIbrary series
Published 3:41 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The library, in partnership with the Jane Austen Society North America’s Connecticut Region, plans a series of discussions on Austen’s novels starting Sunday. All of the programs are free.
“Northanger Abbey,” the first novel Austen wrote but the last published, is a coming-of-age story of a young woman who is one of 10 children of a country clergyman.
Benedict, who is writing a book on Austen, earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in British history and literature from Harvard University, and holds a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of “Framing Feeling: Sentiment and Style in English Prose Fiction, 1845-1900,” “Making the Modern Reader: Cultural Mediation in Early Modern Literary Anthologies” and “Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry.”
Other programs planned in the Austen series are:
May 21, 2 p.m.: “Mansfield Park.”
July 23, 2 p.m.: “Persuasion.”
Aug. 27, 2 p.m.: “Pride and Prejudice.”
Sept. 24, 2 p.m.: “Emma.”