Jane Austen’s Language …

… is the topic of this year’s Sample Lecture for English organised by the Leiden University Humanities Faculty on 15 April 2016. During this lecture you will learn why Jane Austen’s language (in addition to her novels) is of interest in its own right, and why the language of her letters is particularly important when we want to learn more about Jane Austen as a person.

The lecture will be followed by a seminar in which we will look at things like the form of Jane Austen’s letters, and in which we will use a digital tool to analyse the language of the letters and the novels. If you are interested: register for the lecture plus seminar here. And if you do decide to come to Leiden for this event: don’t forget to bring a pair of scissors!

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