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ENTERTAINING JANE AUSTEN: A conversation between John Wiltshire and Gillian Dooley

Wednesday 8 Sep 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Wednesday 8 September 2021 |

John Wiltshire is currently working on a book entitled Entertaining Jane Austen. Gillian and John will discuss Austen as a comic author and writer of narratives that tease and entertain the reader. They will also discuss ways Jane Austen’s characters entertain themselves and others, and how Austen might have entertained herself and her family.

GILLIAN DOOLEY is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, South Australia. She has published widely on various literary and historical topics, including the life and work of Jane Austen, often with a particular emphasis on music. She was co-convenor of the ‘Immortal Austen’ conference in Adelaide, July 2017.

JOHN WILTSHIRE is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University where he taught English Literature for about forty years. He is the author of numerous books about Jane Austen and has edited Mansfield Park for the authoritative Cambridge edition. His most recent publications are The Cinematic Jane Austen (2009) and The Making of Dr Johnson (2009) and Hidden Jane Austen (2015). His most recent book, Frances Burney and the Doctors: patient experiences then and now was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He has given talks in England, the USA, India, and Australia and has enjoyed speaking at TJC since 2008.

This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details

This lecture is supported by The Friends of The Johnston Collection

Image supplied: Charles Edmund Brock (English 1870 –1938). ‘His reading was capital’ from Mansfield Park, Volume III, Chapter III, (34), J M. Dent & Co 1907-1909, London (1907)

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