6 – 7:30 pm
This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. We will gain fresh perspectives on this perennially popular book. Sessions will include in-depth discussions of the novel itself; an examination of the historical and cultural context of the world of the book’s publication; a session on the changing critical reception of the novel over the past two centuries as a barometer of the shifts in Austen’s popularity; and a viewing and discussion of clips from some film and television adaptations of the novel. Please read Volume I for the first session.
Jeff Nigro is active in the Jane Austen Society of North America as a lecturer and writer and is currently coordinator of the Society’s Greater Chicago Region.
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice, ed. by Donald Gray. Norton Critical Edition, 2001. ISBN: 0393976041
*Please note that this edition is required, as the instructor will lecture on the critical source material it includes.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $180.