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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

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 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer