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Lecture Series: “Jane Austen: The novel before and after one of literature’s most influential writers”

On Wednesday 26th April, Sixth Form student Adriana led one of our staff and student lecture series sessions.  The focus this week was on Jane Austen and the novel before and after one of literature's most influential writers. 

Fellow Year 13 English Literature student, Saoirse, described the lecture as:

"A shrewd and acutely perceptive insight into the development of the Novel, and the context in which Jane Austen’s work was produced, Adriana examined the state of the Novel before Austen, from title length to its very narration, with an air of excitement for literature few could do justice to. Alongside relaying a side to Austen as a writer previously unknown to A-level Literature students (her wit and crafty humour), Adriana also afforded her audience a glance into what English Literature is like at a degree level, with all the nuance and complexity the subject matter deserved. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon; I’m glad we got to share it."