Jane Austen's England
King's College London
Area of Study
British Studies, English, Literature, Visual Arts, Writing Arts
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule descriptionLearn all about Jane Austen?s novels, the world in which she (and her characters) lived and the responses to her work and the heroes and villains that she created.You?ll study the Regency period and will gain an understanding of the social and cultural landscape in England during this time and how Jane Austen responded to it in within her novels. You will also explore Jane Austen?s work in a modern context by examining the relationship between today?s readers and Austen?s world, the interpretations of her work by film directors and the appeal her work holds for other writers.What you?ll get from this course:*Access to an extensive range of original resources at the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and others*Off-campus visits including trips to Bath and Alton*Film screenings of Austen?s six major novels*For this module it is suggested that students are familiar with Jane Austen's seminal works.Teaching patternLecturesSeminars and TutorialsWeekly film screeningsLondon walks and visitsDay trips to Bath and AltonPrivate studyModule assessmentOne essay of 3000 words (85%)Presentation (15%)
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