10 March 2010

Sibling love in Jane Austen's fiction revisited

To coincide with the Jane Austen Festival, we are pleased to host a visit from Glenda Hudson, Professor of English at California State University, where she specialises in Victorian literature and the Bristish novel.

Monday 21 April 2010
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Kippax Library
Book online or phone 6205 9000

The subject of sibling relationships, both functional and dysfunctional, in Jane Austen's fiction has received renewed attention in numerous recent studies. Glenda Hudson will offer a fresh perspective on this subject and elaborate on arguments presented in several previous studies, including Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen’s Fiction, and in light of her recent work on the novels of other women writers of Austen’s period.

About the presenter:

Glenda Hudson was born in Canterbury, England. She received her B.A. from the University of Leeds and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Glenda is the author of Sibling Love and Incest in Jane Austen's Fiction and the co-author of A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms. Her articles and reviews of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century fiction have appeared in Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, Children's Literature in Education, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Persuasions, Pacific Coast Philology, and St udies in the Novel.

Please note that places for this event are limited due to available space.