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Writers Cribs! Jane Austen and the Resilient Mind: Reading Emma Today



Writers Cribs! Jane Austen and the Resilient Mind: Reading Emma Today

As a novelist who wrote and published in a time when authorship for women was frowned upon, Jane Austen knew from experience what it was like to be highly talented and constrained by circumstances. Her masterpiece Emma, recently (and beautifully) adapted to the screen by Autumn de Wilde, illuminates how characters find their own happiness amidst limitations. Come discuss Emma the novel, Emma the film, and Jane Austen generally with Juliette Wells, a professor at Goucher College who created a 200th-anniversary reader-friendly edition of Emma for Penguin Classics.

Learn more about Juliette Wells.

Recorded On: Thursday, April 23, 2020

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