Portrait of Jane Austen, (c. 1810) by her sister, Cassandra.
New Perspectives on Jane Austen
On the two-hundredth anniversary of her death, this UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture Series presented new perspectives on the life and work of Jane Austen. Drawing upon the latest literary and historical research, UWA researchers tackled key themes in Austen's work and the wider social and cultural contexts in which she created her now world-famous novels.
Lectures in this Series
- 14 March - 'Hardly any women at all?' Literary landscapes at the time of Jane Austen. Speaker: Dr Katrina O'Loughlin, UWA
- 4 April - 'The everyday stuff of life?': Jane Austen and the law. Speaker: Associate Professor Kieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
- 16 May - Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research
- Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the Literary Gothic Tradition. Speaker: Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
- The Tale of the Two Janes. Speaker: Dr Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
- 20 June - Sense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotions. Speaker: Professor Bob White, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
- 18 July - Jane Austen and the Promotion of Virtue. Speaker: Professor Ned Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, UWA