WEA Courses in Tenterden

Tenterden venues
Tenterden, Kent TN30
United Kingdom

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WEA Courses in Tenterden 
Gardens and Landscapes in the Novels of Jane Austen
24/09/2021 - 22/10/2021  5 sessions
Fridays 10:30am, 2 hours
Trinity Baptist Church, Ashford Road, Tenterden, TN30 6LR 
This course will combine Garden History and Literature. We will alternate between illustrated talks and close reading and discussion of relevant sections of the novels. We will examine Jane Austen's use of contemporary fashions in garden design and landscape to convey particular ideas, preferences, personal characteristics and moral worthiness (or otherwise) of many of her characters, as well as devices to help advance her plots. Garden design, and the new appreciation of landscape at the turn of the eighteenth century, were very popular subjects and widely discussed amongst the educated classes, so we will discover how Jane Austen utilises contemporary culture and weaves it into her work in order to present viewpoints and further develop her characters. We will focus particularly on Mansfield Park, but will also look closely at Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, as well as briefer sections of the other novels. We will begin the first week with Sense and Sensibility.
For more information:
Tel: 01622 584676 
Visit www.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 
Workers Educational Association, Tenterden Branch 
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