Jane Austen's England

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Jane Austen's England

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, English, Literature, Visual Arts, Writing Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    Learn 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 pattern
    Seminars and Tutorials
    Weekly film screenings
    London walks and visits
    Day trips to Bath and Alton
    Private study
    Module assessment
    One essay of 3000 words (85%)
    Presentation (15%)

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