11 March 2010
Pride, Prejudice, Patriarchy: Jane Austen reads Mary Hays
Chawton House Library presents an evening talk on Jane Austen and aspects of eighteenth century life every month. Designed to appeal to students and members of the public alike, the series covers a wide range of subjects.
The Fellow’s Lecture in February 2010, given by Professor Gina Luria Walker from New York, speculated on whether Jane read the works of contemporary feminist Mary Hays – as her controversial book Female Biography was in the library of Jane’s sister-in-law at Godmersham.
Listen to the podcasts:
- Fellow's lecture
Professor Gina Luria Walker: 'Pride, Prejudice, Patriarchy: Jane Austen reads Mary Hays'
- Dr Gillian Dow explains more about the seminars
- Professor Walker describes how she became interested in the potential link between the two authors
For more information about the series of talks, see www.chawtonhouse.org