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Colloquy Downeast: “What is it About Jane Austen’s Novels?”
March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Colloquy Downeast’s 2021-22 series of discussions continues with “What is it About Jane Austen’s Novels?”
The discussions will take place online via Zoom from 1-3 p.m. on March 2, 9, 16 and 23.
Tyler Knowles and Judy McGeorge are literature enthusiasts who will offer a colloquy in March asking “What is it about Jane Austen novels?” that makes them so engaging and, yes, so comforting to read? Is it that the main character, always a young woman, ends up with someone who can genuinely appreciate her? Is it because some characters we care about can recognize their own flaws and are able to change? Or do we want to learn why some people are incapable of change? Or is it the irony, the social satire, the comic touches, and the language that make them such fun to read? Or might it be because life in an Austen novel seems just so different from our own so that we can escape into another world? Or perhaps it is the characters’ struggles with deception and loss, love and friendship that help us navigate our own lives. In this colloquy, registrants will immerse themselves in the world of Jane Austen’s novels to answer all these questions and more.
For more information or to register, visit www.colloquydowneast.org.