Vermont Region: “Persuasion: Engineered Injury”
Talk by Dr. Cheryl Kinney
By examining the various injuries and illnesses in the novel (think Anne’s “loss of bloom and spirits;” Mary’s “always worse than anybody’s” sore throats; Louisa “taken up lifeless” on the Cobb pavement; and more), Dr. Kinney will show how Jane Austen uses these bodily changes to expose the moral worth and inner nature of her characters. The talk also reviews the changes that were occurring in Regency medicine and how Jane Austen’s interaction with doctors influenced her writing. Dr. Kinney is a captivating and popular JASNA speaker.
This talk is free and open to the public.
More information can be found on the Region blog.