Helena Kelly, author of ‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical’ presents a lecture on the subject, revealing her reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen as a subversive and daring, truly radical writer. Focusing on the serious, ambitious, subversive nature of this writer, the lecture will illuminate the radical subjects within Jane Austen’s novels, including slavery, poverty and feminism. The author reveals the real Jane Austen: a clever, clear-sighted woman “of information”, aware of what was going on in the world and sure about what she thought of it. This is perfectly aligned with our 2018 lecture series celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage and connects with the role of Georgian women in the fight for gender equality.
Please note that this lecture will be presented at the Museum of Bath Architecture and NOT at No. 1 Royal Crescent.