Nottingham, United Kingdom

Writing in the Style of Jane Austen

when 18 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1100

The quintessentially English style of the Jane Austen’s work and the Georgian period are timeless. They’ve gained popularity throughout the years and continue to do so. Many of her readers like to learn more about the history of the author, her much-loved characters, and Georgian society and fashion.

Whether you’re an enthusiastic newcomer to the timeless written work of Austen, or an ardent Janeite, this short course is an opportunity to add your own imagination to the fascinating enigma of Jane Austen and the charm of her literary work.

You’ll read and analyse a selection of Jane Austen’s work and, by doing so, take on the point of view of one of her characters and produce your own written piece, in her style, to share with the group.

As part of the course, you will visit Chawton House or Bath, two of the places the Jane Austen lived.

The course is delivered via a series of short projects which culminate with a final, more developed piece of writing. You will have the opportunity to work individually, in pairs or in small groups, and there will be time for peer critiques, demonstrations and lectures.

Target group

Ideal for students who are currently studying or interested in the classics and considering a career as a writer, playwright or scriptwriter for TV/film. No previous creative writing experience is required.

Course aim

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
• Describe the historical setting in which Jane Austen wrote
• Explain the genre, literary devices and format that Jane Austen created
• Format a script or novel
• Write a short piece in the style of JA
• Use literary devices to improve your creative writing skills

Assessment = verbal and written presentation of your work.

Credits info

10 EC
10 UK credits / 5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1100: Early-bird discount available for students who pay the tuition fee by 31st March - £990!

Tuition fee includes course materials, our exciting social and cultural programme, support from our friendly team of student buddies, use of our GSS Hub with free drinks, and a trip to the beautiful city of Oxford.
GBP 370: Choose from on-campus or off-campus accommodation. Both offer single en-suite rooms on a self-catering basis with shared kitchen and living spaces, kitchen and bedding packs and 24 hour security/reception cover.