Thursday, January 22, 2009

Online course on Jane Austen run by Oxford University

The Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University is running an online course about Jane Austen, lasting for 10 weeks starting on Monday 26th January. Applications are still being accepted on what looks a very interesting course.

The tutor is De Sandie Byrne, who was formerly Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, Oxford.

I had a quick look on Amazon and they carry some of Dr Byrne's books including Jane Austen - Mansfield Park (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism).

"There are no formal entry qualifications for this course," the Oxford website says, "all you need is enthusiasm, commitment, a high degree of motivation and a willingness to engage in discussion with others. "

It looks wonderful. For more information about it, click here

Amanda Grange (with thanks to Austenblog for the information)

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