**Live** Rediscovering Jane Austen at the BRLSI Week

01 October 2020

Rediscovering Jane Austen at the BRLSI 

It's easy to book any of the events, simply click on the links below to book the events of your choice. We look forward to welcoming you to Rediscovering Jane Austen at the BRLSI from 28 September - 4 October.

 

Live Events 

28 Sep, 7.30pm Live – The Big Read – Persuasion

The Rediscovering Jane Austen at the BRLSI week starts with an interactive discussion of her Novel Persuasion. Delve into the Georgian era through her brilliant writing and participate in a conversation about the characters in, and storyline of her last completed novel.

Angela Barlow, Performer and Speaker, & Diana White, BRLSI Convenor for Jane Austen.

 

 

 

 

29 Sep, 7.30pm Live - ‘Marriage Matters in Georgian Times’

Video talk followed by live Q&A

“Marriage matters were the subject of lively public debate in Georgian times. Jane Austen was aware of the main lines of thought, but she also contributed to them with her novels. She emphasised married women’s position, which was disadvantaged by a conservative legal framework.”       

Sabine Purshouse, Lecturer and Teacher

 

 

30 Sep, 7.30pm Live - Jane Austen's Feminist Message for Young Women Today

Video talk followed by Live Q&A

Dr Georgina Newton will examine Jane Austen’s feminism through her literary works and consider how girls today also talk about feminism and feminist concerns.  This will reflect on original research by the speaker to explore how far feminist thought and issues of equality have travelled since Jane Austen’s writing and how this is reflected in the concerns of girls today.                  

Dr Georgina Newton, Lecturer &Teacher

 

 

01 Oct, 7.30pm Live - Jane Austen’s Spirituality

Paula Hollingsworth explores Jane Austen's gentle but strong faith and the effect it had both on her life and her writing. Drawing on Jane's life story, her letters, her friendships, her books and the characters portrayed, Paula shows the depth of Jane Austen's spirituality.

The Rev. Paula Hollingsworth, Priest Vicar & Chaplain to St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

Book Tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-jane-austens-spirituality-tickets-120834085001?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

 

02 Oct, 7.30pm Live – Text and Treasure: Behind the Scenes at Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen's home in Chawton was where she finally gained acclaim and her own “travelling purse” with the publication of four of her famous novels. Here her genius flourished as she revised and wrote the six books that rank amongst the most beloved in literature.

Today, this modest, red brick house in a Hampshire village is an independent museum and the most treasured Austen site in the world.

Join Sophie Reynolds, Collections and Interpretation Manager, for a tour of the House through the ages – and a glimpse at some of its treasures.                      

   

Book Tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-from-chawton-text-treasure-behind-the-scenes-at-jane-austens-house-tickets-120834456111?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

03 Oct, 7.30pm Live – Jane Austen and the Slave Trade

Jane Austen's England was conflicted and divided over the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.  She rarely mentions it in writing, but there are intriguing references in Mansfield Park and Emma. The lives and works of her favourite authors may contain clues to her own attitude; and she claims to have been once "in love" with that most active abolitionist, Thomas Clarkson.  

Karin Fernald, Performer, Lecturer and Speaker

 

Book Tickets!   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-jane-austen-and-the-slave-trade-tickets-120835914473?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

04 Oct, 5.00pm Live – The Big Jane Austen Quiz           

How much do you know about Jane Austen's world and her writings? Whether you consider yourself to be an expert or you simply enjoy her novels, join us for the Big Quiz with others from around the world. 

 

Book Tickets!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-the-big-jane-austen-quiz-tickets-121099276195?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

04 Oct, 7.30pm Live -  Jane Austen in her own words

Jane Austen led a relatively quiet life; it was only through her writing she could show the depth of her understanding of society. Her witty portrayals of it resonate still.  A presentation of selected readings from her novels and Letters.

 

Book Tickets!   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-jane-austen-in-her-own-words-tickets-120836369835?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

Further events throughout 'Rediscovering Jane Austen at the BRLSI' week!

 

28 Sep – 04 Oct

Social Media - Glorious Georgians - Dressing for Jane Austen’s World

A virtual Jane Austen Parade with photos and images sent in by Enthusiasts from around the world.

 

Video - Was this Jane Austen?

Join us in the fascinating story behind the Jane Austen portrait and waxworks and listen to Melissa as she explains the forensic process of recreating the image of Jane Austen.

Donate and watch the Video!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/video-was-this-jane-austen-tickets-121275497277

 

30 Sep – 04 October

Video- ‘Marriage matters in Georgian Times’

Marriage matters were the subject of lively public debate in Georgian times.

Jane Austen was aware of the main lines of thought, but she also contributed to them with her novels. She emphasised married women’s position, which was disadvantaged by a conservative legal framework.

Sabine Purshouse

Donate and watch the Video! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/video-marriage-matters-in-georgian-times-tickets-121214075563

 

01 Oct – 04 Oct

Video- Jane Austen's Feminist Message for Young Women Today

Dr Georgina Newton will examine Jane Austen’s feminism through her literary works and consider how girls today also talk about feminism and feminist concerns.  This will reflect on original research by the speaker to explore how far feminist thought and issues of equality have travelled since Jane Austen’s writing and how this is reflected in the concerns of girls today.

Dr Georgina Newton

Donate and watch the Video!   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/video-jane-austens-feminist-message-for-young-women-today-tickets-121276504289

Join us to explore the world of Jane Austen and her writing in a week of live talks, readings, videos, music, dance readings and a quiz.

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