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The Arts in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility: Drawing, Music and Dance – GI 21 051 (Online)

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18 June 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 18 June 2021

Tutor: Dr Danielle Grover

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Date: 18 June 2021
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Length of Course:
2 weeks
11 June 2021
18 June 2021
£22.80 – £27.40
Reference Code:
GI 21 051
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


In Sense and Sensibility, the heroines’ creative abilities characterise them; Marianne plays the piano with passion, while Elinor quietly enjoys drawing.

This course will examine the multiple functions of music, drawing and dance in the novel. In these classes, we will discuss and explore how the arts shape this famous novel.

Keen readers are welcome and this course assumes no former study. However, please ensure you have access to a copy of the novel and that you have read it before the beginning of the course.


Edmund Leighton, Courtship, 1903, oil on canvas, Private collection. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.


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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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