Bishopstown Library

Bishopstown Library
Bishopstown Library
Wilton Shopping Centre Grounds, Bishopstown

6:15pm - 8:30pm

021 492 4959


Wheelchair Accessible?

Literature / Poetry

Two short talks on Jane Austen by the co-founders of West Cork College: Dr. Bernie McCarthy and Dr. Emma Bidwell. Bernie will look at reason: Jane Austen’s passion for reason and her use of reason for controlling passion. Here Austen enters the debates of her age and raises questions that excite us still today. The marvelous tension between reason and passion in her works cannot quite smooth the skirts over human emotion and lies at the heart of the best loved novels ever written.

Emma will be giving a humorous and informative look at people’s passion for Jane Austen. From the early critical reviews of her work to the first Jane Austen societies, the fans, the festivals and the obsessive’s will be explored. She will finish off with some examples of the weirder homage’s to Jane Austen in film, clothes and even cats.

Also performed will be a Jane Austen Monologue and Duologue


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