A Universidade de Oxford oferece um curso online sobre Jane Austen e suas obras, para não cidadãos do Reino Unido o curso custa 285 libras, que podem ser pagas em cartão de crédito internacional.
São 10 semanas de curso, incluindo:
Detalhes do curso:
Unit 1: Who was Jane Austen? Biography and biographies; Family history; Letters.
Unit 2: Jane Austen’s language and style: The narrative voice; Dialogue; Perspective; Inner and outer; How to analyse an Austen novel.
Unit 3: Sense and Sensibility: Background: Elinor and Marianne; the epistolary novel; The literature of Sensibility; Romanticism; Siblings in Austen’s work.
Unit 4: Northanger Abbey; Background: the Gothic novel and Gothic novel readers; Ann Radcliffe; Pastiche and parody.
Unit 5: Pride and Prejudice: Background: marriage and property in Austen’s time; soldiers and militia men; The ‘courtship ordeal novel’; Fashion in Austen’s time.
Unit 6: Mansfield Park: Background: The Georgian, the Augustan and the Regency; Imperialism, and Mansfield Park; Mothers and home-makers.
Unit 7: Emma: Background: dancing games and puzzles in Austen’s writing; Governesses; Irony; Parents in Austen’s novels.
Unit 8: Persuasion: Background: Bath and Lyme; the Navy in Austen’s time; Persuasion and persuasiveness; The cancelled section of Persuasion.
Unit 9: Happy ever after?: Austen’s novels: anti-romance?; Love, weddings, and marriage; Austen’s endings; Further reading on Austen.
Dr Sandie Byrne
Sandie Byrne was formerly Fellow and Tutorin English at Balliol College, Oxford, and Professor of English at Lincoln University. She is the author of a number of books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry and fiction