"The Theatricals in Mansfield Park and the Controversy over the Stage"
Mon, October 26, 2009 • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM • Parlin 201
A talk by Professor Jocelyn Harris, University of Otago
Professor Jocelyn Harris from the University of Otago will discuss the theatricals in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and the ways in which the novel ties into the theatre of Austen's day.
Professor Harris is an internationally-known Jane Austen scholar, who recently retired from her professorship at the University of Otago, New Zealand, only to make a mockery of the word “retirement.” Her most recent book is A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression: Jane Austen’s Persuasion (Delaware, 2007), which has been widely reviewed in enviable terms. She is also editor of the Oxford edition of Samuel Richardson’s Sir Charles Grandison (Oxford World’s Classics, 1972, repr. 1986 & 2001) and author of half a dozen other books, including Samuel Richardson (Cambridge, 1987) and Jane Austen’s Art of Memory (Cambridge, 1989).