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Exercising around the House in Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’: The Role of Walks and Dances – GI 19 733 (Online)

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15 May 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

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Tutor: Dr Danielle Grover

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Date: 15 May 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Length of Course:
2 Fridays
£22.80 – £27.40
Reference Code:
GI 19 733
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Please note that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will now take place online, via Zoom. For any queries, please contact garazi@guildford-institute.org.uk.

Women were largely confined to the home in Pride and Prejudice (as in Austen’s other novels) Walking and dancing were two important forms of exercise for them but had other functions in the novel. This course will examine how Austen presents dancing and walking in the context of Pride and Prejudice, focusing on balls, dance partners, dance etiquette and Elizabeth’s controversial walk to Netherfield Park.

Keen readers are welcome and this course assumes no former study of Pride and Prejudice. Please ensure that you have a paper or electronic copy of the novel available before you join the class.


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About the Speaker

Dr Danielle Grover

Danielle completed her doctoral thesis on Jane Austen and other 18th-century novelists at the University of Southampton in 2012. This was following her completion of a BA (Southampton), MA (Warwick) and PGCE (Durham) in English Literature. She has lectured in four universities in the UK and in Dublin and taught English in secondary and further education.

Danielle loves offering courses on Jane Austen’s novels, which is her specialist subject. She has had several articles published on Austen; most recently, in 2018, one appeared in ‘Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine’. Danielle has lectured on Austen at international conferences in Australia, Ireland, the UK and, most recently, in the USA in 2018. In 2008, Danielle spent two months as a Visiting Fellow at Chawton House Library- a site where Austen wrote her major novels. To date, she has designed and delivered seven courses on Jane Austen at three adult education centres and has invitations from others. For two years, she acted as Reviewer for the Jane Austen Society UK Newsletter.

Danielle is currently an English teacher and Lecturer based in Surrey. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys teaching the piano, theatre visits, travel and ballet.


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