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Helena Kelly
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Rachel Hewitt
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Lucy Atkins

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical and A Revolution of Feeling

Helena Kelly and Rachel Hewitt Interviewed by Lucy Atkins

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Corpus Christi: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Two authors Helena Kelly and Rachel Hewitt take a look at a revolution in thinking at the end of the 18th-century through their books on Jane Austen and on political life.

In Jane Austen, the Secret Radical, Kelly argues that Jane Austen did not only write about grand houses for readers’ enjoyment. She says Austen was a passionate woman in an age of revolution who used the novel to grapple with issues of feminism, slavery, abuse, treatment of the poor, the power of the Church and evolution.

Hewitt’s A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind looks at the 1790s when Britain underwent a ‘revolution in sentiments’ inspired by the French Revolution. She looks at the ideas of radicals who aimed to create a world of healthier, more productive, human emotions and relationships including those of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the philosophers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, the physician Thomas Beddoes and the first photographer Thomas Wedgwood.

Here they talk to journalist and novelist Lucy Atkins, author of The Night Visitor, The Other Child and The Missing One.


Presented by Corpus Christi College.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine