Jane Austen’s World: Society, Politics, and Culture in Regency England

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012

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. 

Ten sessions, $210.
This class is full and registration is closed. 

Materials List
Required:
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.