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Jane Austen’s 1815 novel is a satirical proto-mystery novel, though instead of corpses we have couples that need proper matching up. Austen provides us with a clueless heroine, hidden hints, and red herrings, so that reading this novel is an exercise in literary detection. We will discuss this early masterpiece of literary realism that focuses on a deluded protagonist in order to explore the themes of interpretation and misinterpretation, illusion versus reality, and the role of women in nineteenth-century English society.
Three sessions. Registration – $170
Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch is the Assistant Director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at Northwestern University, where she also teaches literature classes.
Emma by Jane Austen. Norton Critical Editions, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0393927641
For the first session, please read Volume I of Jane Austen’s Emma.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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