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Approaches to Jane Austen

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Kim Simpson
Academic year

Module overview

Jane Austen’s modern reception and immense popularity have been moulded and influenced by the ways that she has been read in the 200 years since her death. On this core module for the MA Jane Austen, you will explore some of the debates that have been important in Austen scholarship in the twentieth and twenty-first century: was Jane Austen a feminist? How did she perceive social class? What do her novels tell us about landscape, or nation, or colonialism? You will become familiar with the critical terrain of Austen studies, exploring both foundational works of classic criticism and emerging new directions influenced by recent developments in critical theory.

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