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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Interdisciplinary Summer Programme Term II 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Why do Austen's novels from 200 years ago still appeal to readers, and cinema and TV audiences? After the recent TV 'adaptation' of Austen's fragment Sanditon, we revisit the texts to explore this question. Focusing particularly on her most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, and her last completed work, Persuasion, we look afresh at all of Austen’s works in context, and glimpse aspects of her personality revealed by her letters.


Course dates

19 Jul 2020 to 01 Aug 2020

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

06 Jul 2020

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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