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Women’s Accomplishments in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion – GI 23 202 (Face to Face)

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17 May 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Tutor: Dr Danielle Grover

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Date: 17 May 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Length of Course:
2 Fridays
Reference Code:
GI 23 202
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


The role of women’s accomplishments (defined, in the 18th century, as leisure activities such as music and dancing) will be considered in Jane Austen’s pivotal novels, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. As we contemplate episodes in both novels, we will discuss the extent to which accomplishments shaped and defined women’s role and consider whether Jane Austen mocked or elevated their importance in eighteenth-century society.


Johann Ender, Woman at her writing desk. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

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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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