10 am – Noon
To enhance enjoyment of Jane Austen’s novels, this course will survey English society in the late Georgian period. We will examine such topics as the emergence of romanticism, the roles of women, the life of the gentry on their country estates, the influence of evangelical religion, the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, the madness of George III, the personality and scandals of the Prince of Wales, and high society during the Regency. Ten sessions, $210.
Frank A. Biletz holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in modern British and Irish history. He is currently Lecturer in History at Loyola University Chicago.
Erickson, Carolly. Our Tempestuous Day: A History of Regency England. Harper, 2011. ISBN: 978-0380813346
La Faye, Deidre. Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels. Frances Lincoln, 2003. ISBN: 978-0711222786
Vickery, Amanda. The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England. Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN: 978-0300102222
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.