November DACE Community Lecture: Jane Austen and Lord Byron

The next in the series of free community lectures organised by Swansea University’s Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE) takes place on Thursday, November 14.

Title: “Jane Austen and Lord Byron”

Speaker: Professor Caroline Franklin, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 3.45pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN

Admission: Free and all are welcome

Lecture summary: This unlikely couple appeared on the literary scene at exactly the same time and competed for the same Regency women readers.  Both are still well read today and remembered as icons of romantic love. What did they think of each other? How did they represent marriage, women and sexuality?

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