All of our 2020-21 BookTalk events are now on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCje4naMuijDvIPcjKMeIKYg) where you can catch up with with our anything you missed – talks so far include Jane Austen’s Emma, Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Richard Gwyn’s The Blue … Continue reading Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred – watch online
The BookTalk Team are delighted to share with you the recording of our most recent online event, on Jane Austen’s Emma. 260 participants from around the world joined us – thank you! Whether you know the novel in detail, or have never read this classic … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Emma: Full talk and Q&A
‘I don’t think we continue to turn to Austen because, unlike us, she was protected from the capricious miseries of life. On the contrary, I’d argue that her power to connect with us in hard times arises not because her retired life shielded her from … Continue reading ‘Indeed, there is a merciless quality in Austen’
‘Public discussion of Austen’s work tends to focus on heterosexual romantic relationships, but the female networks that surround her heroines deserve equal analysis and weight—because of what they tell us about Austen’s time, but also about our own. These networks have endured since the Regency … Continue reading ‘How the Hell Did This Awful Rake Get Forced to Do Right?’
Here at BookTalk we are very much looking forward to our second ever online event, which discusses Jane Austen’s Emma. Emma is a text full of surprises. Today on the Blog, Dr Lyn Dawes introduces us to a crucial moment in the novel. In Chapter … Continue reading Donwell: ‘It was just what it ought to be, and looked what it was’.
BookTalk is delighted that Jane Austen’s Emma will be the focus of our next event (3 December 2020, 19.00 – 20.30 GMT). Please book your free place via Eventbrite. Whether you know the novel in detail, or have never read this classic before, we invite … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Emma