Friday 7th July 2017

Chawton House Library

Workshop Day: Jane Austen in Chawton

A day of talks and workshops, hosted by Chawton House Library and Jane Austen’s House Museum in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: Comic Muse: How Jane Austen loved the theatre and why she works in Hollywood

Dr Paula Byrne will explore Austen’s lifelong love of the theatre, and her continuing popularity on stage and screen today.

Thursday 18th May 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: What is a Literary Coterie and Why Does It Matter?

In this talk Professor Betty Schellenberg aims to challenge generalizations by telling the stories of several widely divergent literary coteries that flourished in the middle of the eighteenth century

Thursday 16th March 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: ‘Such classic and humanizing amusements’

A talk on Austen’s representation of the ‘epidemic of acting’ in late Georgian culture.

Saturday 11th March 2017

Chawton House Library

Afternoon Talks: Rethinking Sanditon

Our Sanditon afternoon will consider this unfinished and understudied novel 200 years after its composition.

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Chawton House Library

Evening Talk: Town and Garden in Beatrix Potter’s Imaginative World

In this talk, Professor Judith W. Page will consider how Potter’s children’s books reveal her commitment to preserving and defending the values that she associated with rural England.