Jane Austen Society Study Day: Persuasion

Saturday 13 February 2016, Woburn Suite, Senate House



£35 standard
£25 *JAS members/unwaged
£15 Students

*If you are claiming Jane Austen Society membership status please ensure that you have paid your individual membership subscription, and enter your membership number on the booking form or booking website.

You may book via the online shop or by sending a booking form by post.  NB: if paying by cheque please make it payable to “University of London”.


09.00- 10.00:


10.00 -11.00:

Dr Linda Bree – Editorial Director, Arts and Literature, Cambridge University Press  

Persuasion in Context

Some biographical, historical and literary background.

11.00 -11.30: COFFEE
11.30 -12.30:

Hazel Jones  – Author;  Founder Member of the JAS South West Branch

'One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it':  Anne Elliot's journeys of body and mind.

Tracing Anne Elliot's mental and geographical progress, from Kellynch to Uppercross, Lyme and Bath.

12.30 -14.00:

LUNCH (own arrangements)

14.00 -15.00:

The Brian Southam Memorial Lecture

Dr Peter Sabor - Professor of English and Canada Research Chair, McGill University, Montreal

‘Properly set for another’:  Captain Benwick’s miniature

How Jane Austen uses this portrait scene and others in her novels to throw light on the psychology of her characters and the nature of their relationships.

15.00-15.30: COFFEE
15.30 -16.30:

Maggie Lane – Author; Editor, Jane Austen Society

Persuasion - Faultless despite its faults

A critical examination of the structure of the novel;  its balance between 'showing' and 'telling'; its use of minor characters; and how the plot is resolved.


Conference ends

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