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Jane Austen

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more This course is for anyone with an interest in Jane Austen, including the members of Jane Austen Societies in North America, Japan, Brazil and many European countries. You will need a basic knowledge of her novels. Learners may be interested in the Master of Arts in Jane Austen offered by the University of Southampton. You can use the hashtag #FLJaneAusten to talk about this course on social media.

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  • The Austen myth: who is she and what does she mean to people around the world?
  • An 18th century education: Jane and women’s education and reading
  • Austen’s literary and family influences
  • Austen’s ‘dirty walks’: gardens and landscapes in Austen’s writing
  • The marketing of Jane Austen at home and abroad – how her legacy has endured and built her celebrity
  • Austen’s afterlives: adapting Jane Austen for the modern age in film, TV
  • Austen as a commodity: portraits, hair and merchandising

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Length 3 weeks
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Starts Dec 13 (140 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From University of Southampton via FutureLearn
Instructors Gillian Dow, Kim Simpson, Amy Clarke, Alison Daniell, Alastair Dawson
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Language English
Subjects Humanities
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Dec 13 (140 weeks ago)
Cost $59
From University of Southampton via FutureLearn
Instructors Gillian Dow, Kim Simpson, Amy Clarke, Alison Daniell, Alastair Dawson
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities
Tags Literature

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