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Music in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Persuasion-GI 19 589
15 November 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 22 November 2019
Tutor: Dr Danielle GroverGo to all Courses
Mansfield Park and Persuasion were two of Jane Austen”s later novels and music features heavily as a theme, plot device and means of characterisation. During this course we will discuss and explore how music shapes Jane Austen”s novels. Keen readers are welcome and this course assumes no former study of music or these novels. If you love reading Austen”s fiction and are now curious about how music relates to her novels, this is the course for you.
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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