Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, has one of the most famous and most quoted first lines of English literature and goes on to narrate the fortunes of one of the most iconic romantic couples Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. The novel has inspired a myriad of adaptations, sequels, societies, museums and events: The BBC adaptation starring Colin Firth, Death Comes to Pemberley, The Jane Austen Convention and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to name but a few.
Pride and Prejudice occupies a prominent position in the public imagination as a result of these multiple representations. Nonetheless, it is a novel that rewards re-reading in its original form to engage directly with the complexity of the characters and Austen's style that can be lost in the many adaptations. This event will explore both that narrative and its cultural impact over the succeeding centuries.
Our speakers for this session are:
Dr Anthony Mandal: (School of English, Communication & Philosophy) speaking on the publishing history of Pride and Prejudice.
Prof. Keir Waddington: (School of History, Archaeology and Religion) speaking on apothecaries and medicine at the turn of the nineteenth-century.
Dr Jenny Kidd: (School of Journalism Media & Cultural Studies) speaking on Pride and Prejudice in a remix culture.
This event will take place in the Optometry Lecture Theatre in the Optometry Building on Maindy road at 7pm.
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