First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Jane Austen in Her Time

Jane Austen lived in exciting times, and yet until recently was considered “untouched by the political, intellectual, and artistic revolutions of her age.” Drawing on Austen’s novels, Dartmouth visiting assistant professor Suzanne Brown shows how Austen was in fact a keen observer of her era’s values who both shared and critiqued them.

This video was recorded at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT on March 1, 2017.