Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity
University of Southampton
  • Start Date: 14 Jan, 2019
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Discover the fascinating story of author Jane Austen, from her own life in Hampshire to what she means to a global audience today.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Discover the life and impact of Jane Austen


Jane Austen went from being a moderately successful anonymous novelist in her own time to a global celebrity in ours. On this course you will explore how that happened, exploring Austen’s own literary influences, and her reputation over time.


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.


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 European countries. You will need a basic knowledge of her novels.


Learners may be interested in the Master of Arts in Jane Austen offered by the University of Southampton.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Southampton

Southampton is a place for ambitious people keen to stretch their intellectual abilities and help change the world.

From the birthplace of the technologies which drive the Internet to ground-breaking medical breakthroughs in conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and asthma, the University of Southampton has spent the last 60 years changing the world.

Ranked among the top 100 in the world, Southampton is a forward-thinking university that works at the cutting-edge of research, bringing a positive impact to global societies in a wide range of areas such as computer science, oceanography, sustainable energy, engineering and medicine.

The University has thousands of academics and staff working to unlock the potential and support the ambition of more than 22,000 students and an exciting new community of learners from around the world studying its sector-leading MOOCs.

The students themselves are also working to change the world from projects in Africa, which are raising living standards through micro finance, to providing donated ambulances for emergency services in Mongolia, helping to save countless lives.

 

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