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Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning
Hospitality and Treachery in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:30-6 pm
Description: In a lecture drawn from his new book, Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, James Heffernan re-examines two famous nineteenth century English novels. By showing what hosts and guests do to as well as for each other in these two novels, he aims to shed light on what they can tell us about property, possession, and power.
James A. W. Heffernan is Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College since 2004. He is the founding editor of Review 19 an online review of books on nineteenth-century English and American literature. He is the author of several books including the forthcoming, Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, Yale University Press, 2014.