Units of Study

ENGL2611 - Jane Austen, Then and Now

Summer Early, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicola Parsons


Jane Austen is an iconic figure, both within the academy and without. In the discipline of English, her novels consolidate generic traditions that are both forward and backward looking. This unit examines Austen's novels in their historical and critical context in order to understand the place of her works, then and now. We will analyse how these novels engage the literary, social and political debates of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. We will also assess the interpretative traditions her work inaugurated in subsequent centuries.


1x1500wd research exercise (35%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent online discussion task (15%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)



A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney

The following units are co-taught with other Departments