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Jane Austen

Watch a recording of the livestreamed seminar with Jeremy Harmer and the Bingham String Quartet and their evening of Jane Austen’s sparkling conversations together with the music of her age and ideas on how to bring Jane Austen into the English language classroom.

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Emma

Like Pride and Prejudice, Emma is a novel that cleverly explores human relationships, and the infinitely varied, day-to-day choices in how we interact with each other.

Heroes and villains in Pride and Prejudice

This lesson is designed to give students opportunities to get acquainted with the main characters in Pride and Prejudice in order to facilitate reading and some deeper analysis of the story.

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

This Lesson is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Northanger Abbey as well as to introduce students to Austen’s ironic treatment of character and themes. Students have the opportunity to read dialogues in the novel and to do some language work on adjectives using the text extracts. 

Jane Austen's Persuasion

This unit is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion.
It provides basic information on the characters in the book and also provides students with opportunities to develop creative writing skills using Jane Austen’s texts as a prompt.

Jane Austen’s Emma

This unit is designed to develop students’ understanding of the importance of letters in Austen’s work and in her own life. It is based on Emma, a novel where written communication between the characters has a significant importance on the plot. At the same time it introduces some of the characters and the plot of the novel.

Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park

This unit is designed to introduce students to the characters and plot of Mansfield Park.
It provides basic information on the characters in the book and also explores the idea of how particular houses played an important part in Austen’s work and in her personal life.
 

Love and marriage in Pride and Prejudice

This lesson is for students with a fairly advanced level of language proficiency.

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park is Jane Austen’s third published novel and many readers and scholars think that it is her highest accomplishment.

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Links

The Jane Austen Centre, Bath

www.janeausten.co.uk

Jane Austen’s House Museum

www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk

The Bodleian Library

www.janeausten.ac.uk