Curated by Students of ENG 313 Jane Austen | Winter 2017
This exhibit honors the bicentennial of the death of the English novelist Jane Austen in 1817. To mark this occasion, we invite you to explore some rare editions of her work, as well as a trove of items that deepen our understanding of both the world that influenced her, and her influence on the generations of readers that have grown in size and significance since her death.
This exhibit was curated by the students in English 313, taught by Professor Adela Pinch, Department of English (email@example.com) in Winter 2017, with exhibition assistance by Juli McLoone, Outreach Librarian and Curator, Special Collections Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Librarian for English Language and Literature (email@example.com).
Jane Austen was born in 1775 in the village of Steventon, Hampshire, in southern England. Her father was an Anglican..
Austen’s fiction has been almost continuously in print, on both sides of the Atlantic, since the time of her death...
Often celebrated for their timelessness, Austen’s novels were in fact highly responsive to current events and cultural trends. She was..
The cult of Jane Austen truly got underway roughly fifty years after her death in 1817, as posthumous fragments of..
With sincere gratitude, we would like to recognize everyone who made this exhibit possible:
Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Librarian for English Language and..
The University of Michigan Library has placed copies of these works online for educational and research purposes. These works may..