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Discover the fascinating story of author Jane Austen, from her own life in Hampshire to what she means to a global audience today with Jane Austen - Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity at University of Southampton by FutureLearn.

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Overview

Jane Austen went from being a moderately successful anonymous novelist in her own time to a global celebrity in ours. On Jane Austen - Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity at University of Southampton by FutureLearn  you will explore how that happened, exploring Austen’s own literary influences, and her reputation over time.

Key facts:

You will learn about her origins in Hampshire, uncovering her formative years, and the society she lived in, asking how Austen’s location, background and reading influenced her novels. You will also consider the ways her own contemporaries read and responded to her, and her place in the modern canon of world literature today, 200 years after she died.

Programme Structure

Topics:

  • The Austen myth: who is she and what does she mean to people around the world?
  • An 18th century education: Jane and women’s education and reading
  • Austen’s literary and family influences
  • Austen’s ‘dirty walks’: gardens and landscapes in Austen’s writing
  • The marketing of Jane Austen at home and abroad – how her legacy has endured and built her celebrity

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is for anyone with an interest in Jane Austen, including the members of Jane Austen Societies in North America, Japan, Brazil and many Europea

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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