London, United Kingdom

Jane Austen: From the Page to the Screen

when 8 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

Jane Austen is one of the most important writers in the history of the novel and she remains extremely popular. This module examines her complex legacy through consideration of her six major novels, with a specific focus on her first three published works and their screen adaptations – Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Northanger Abbey. Students will examine Austen’s place in literary tradition, engaging with debates about her style and the way in which her texts respond to a wide range of social and political issues including class relations, education, gender, the family, ‘improvement’, religion, social mobility, war, revolution and national identity. Informed by an understanding of Austen’s work on the page, and the contexts of its creation, ‘re-writings’ of Austen through screen adaptations and mashup/parody novels will be considered and critiqued, underpinning analysis and discussion of Austen’s continuing relevance to our own time.

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

The class is designed to:
• Develop an understanding of some of the main features of Austen’s work;
• Explore themes in Austen’s writing;
• Consider the social, policy and historical context of Austen’s work;
• Examine Austen’s legacy and contemporary relevance through analysis of screen adaptations.

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS).
Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition Fee per session
GBP 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
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