Inexpensive nineteenth-century reprints helped make Jane Austen canonical, yet many early lowbrow versions of her novels remain unrecorded and unstudied. Professor Barchas describes her democratising approach to reception history as "hard-core bibliography meets the Antiques Roadshow."
Janine Barchas is the Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity and the creator behind What Jane Saw. Her new book, The Lost Books of Jane Austen, will be out in September 2019.
This event is part of the Jane Austen Regency Week programme.
Tickets: £12 + booking fee, excludes Museum admission. Tickets can be booked online on Jane Austen's House Museum's website.
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