Jane Austen: Patriotism and Prejudice

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Professor Todd will be discussing patriotism in Austen’s time and her particular attitude to it; her sense of what Englishness is, materially and politically, and how it manifests itself in daily life; what aspects should be a source of both pride and prejudice; her possibly ironic treatment of the characters embodying her apparent attitudes; and how her views change over her lifetime as war gives way to peace.

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This event was on Tue, 31 Oct 2017


Professor Janet Todd OBE

Professor Todd OBE is a British academic and author. She is the former President of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge and an emerita Professor at the University of Aberdeen.

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