Jane Austen and her readers: what makes a bestseller? – Professor Annika BautzEvent Website
What makes authors popular, and why does this change over time? Professor of nineteenth-century literature, Annika Bautz, takes us back in time to examine the history of the book and reading, exploring the evolving influences that shape the reception of an author’s work over time. She further examines how various cultures and countries have read the same texts in diverse ways, how the perceived value of texts shifts during social and political change, and who typically had access to reading in the first place.
Hybrid: in person at the University of Plymouth and online.