Reading Emma Class, Three Tuesdays at 92nd Street Y
Please join me at the 92nd Street Y's virtual class series for any or all of three sessions on Emma.
Jane Austen’s Emma, as lovely as a summer walk in a meadow, is also about leading and following, education, Napoleon, imagination, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the fine grain of community life and learning to read again.
Austen wrote Emma while her brothers were at sea in the fateful last year of Napoleon’s campaigns, from January of 1814 to March of 1815, and she wrote it to be read over and over. This August, in a summer of respite and strain, come for a walk in Highbury, and you may, if the weather is right, share with Emma “all the wonderful velocity of thought.”
Class meets Tuesdays: August 11, 18 and 25.
To register: https://www.92y.org/class/reading-austen-s-emma
Copies of Emma can be purchased from bookshop.org.
Panel on Austen with Natalie Jenner
Please join me on August 15th, at 1 pm Eastern, I will be doing a conversation organized by St. Martin’s Press with Natalie Jenner, author of The Jane Austen Society, Janice Hadlow (The Other Bennett Sister) and Gill Hornby (Miss Austen.) The link for this event is TBD.