In this half-credit, six-week summer course, students will read, discuss, and write about three of Jane Austen’s major novels: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma. Students will learn about the literary, historical, and philosophical context of Jane Austen. They will also study Regency-era manners, crafts, clothing, dances, and food. Each class meeting includes time for dance instruction and authentic English afternoon tea. The course is open to young ladies in middle and high school who have strong reading and writing skills.
REQUIRED TEXTS – Any edition may be used, but hard copies are required.
- Pride and Prejudice
- Sense and Sensibility
* * Students should bring plenty of loose-leaf paper and pencils for writing work done in class.
Page Image (c) 2009 Grace Hughbanks: Roses outside of Jane Austen’s house, Chawton, Hampshire, UK.