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Gifts in Jane Austen’s Fiction – GI 24 066 (Online)

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22 November 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

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Tutor: Dr Danielle Grover

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Date: 22 November 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Length of Course:
2 Fridays
Reference Code:
GI 24 066
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


For every gift given in Jane Austen’s novels, there is an agenda behind it. Whether it be the horse and piano in Sense and Sensibility, pianos in Pride and Prejudice and Emma or the necklace in ‘Mansfield Park’. This course explores the functions of gifts in these four novels, exploring Jane Austen’s own attitudes to material possessions and the society surrounding them.

Please read and bring the four novels to the sessions.

Please note, there is a date error in the brochure – this course will take place on 15 & 22 November. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Other events in the series

Gifts in Jane Austen’s Fiction – GI 24 066 (Online)

Friday 15th November @ 10:00am

Gifts in Jane Austen’s Fiction – GI 24 066 (Online)

Friday 22nd November @ 10:00am

Max Volkhart (1848-1924), A Welcome Interruption, oil on canvas. Image: Christie’s.

01483 562142

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About the Speaker

Dr Danielle Grover

Dr Danielle Grover has delivered fourteen courses on Jane Austen since 2014, after completing her doctoral thesis on Jane Austen and other eighteenth-century novelists. She was a Teaching Fellow in Romanticism at University College Dublin and has held a number of teaching positions in sixth-form colleges and universities. Currently, Danielle has had eight articles published on eighteenth-century writers and she has lectured on music’s role in the eighteenth-century novel at over ten international conferences in Australia, Ireland, the U.K and in the U.S. In 2008, Danielle spent two months as a visiting fellow at Chawton House Library in Chawton, which was the village where Jane Austen worked on her major novels. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys piano-playing, reading and ballet.


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