Meeting Details for October

September 21, 2012 at 5:53 AM (Perth Chapter Meeting Details)

Jane Austen Perth Chapter

invites you to a talk by 

Dr Joanna Penglase 

Jane Austen’s Abandoned Children

Children’s lives are rarely chronicled in history books, yet how society deals with its children, particularly those without adequate parents, tells us a lot about the prevailing social attitudes of any era.  If history books don’t talk about this, Jane Austen’s novels do, and in Dr Penglase’s talk she will be discussing this topic with special reference to Emma, Mansfield Park and Austen’s unfinished fragment The Watsons.

Dr Joanna Penglase is a Sydney writer, editor and literary speaker, and the editor of JASA’s journal Sensibilities. She is the author of Orphans of the Living: Growing up in ‘care’ in 20th century Australia.

When:                 2:30 pm Saturday 6th October 2012

Where:                Subiaco  (RSVP for location details)


There is no charge for this event and members of the public are welcome; however, seating is limited so please RSVP to Helen on 0430 133 368 or to reserve a place.


Jane Austen Perth Chapter are a group of Jane Austen enthusiasts who meet every other month to discuss Jane Austen’s novels, her life and the society in which she lived.






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