The Loveliest Medium: Character and Characterization in Persuasion

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As part of the online mini conference presented by The Holy Theatre, here is another event around Jane Austen's last completed novel.
The Loveliest Medium: Character and Characterization in Persuasion
The Loveliest Medium: Character and Characterization in Persuasion
Scholarly talks by Jocelyn Harris and Wendy Jones, moderated by Tabrizia Jones
Jocelyn Harris: "Who is Captain Wentworth?"
Wendy Jones: "Becoming Anne Elliot"
Jocelyn Harris is professor emerita of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and the author of many books and essays including "Captain Wentworth and the Duke of Monmouth: Brilliant, Dangerous, and Headstrong" Persuasions On-line 31 (2018); Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen (2017); A Revolution Almost beyond Expression: Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (2007); and Jane Austen’s Art of Memory (1989). Her website is

Wendy Jones is a former English professor and practicing psychotherapist known for her work on the connection between literature and the mind-brain sciences. Her recent publications include Jane on the Brain: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen, "Jane Austen and the Social Sciences" (in The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen), and the ongoing blog Intersubjective for Psychology Today.

Tabrizia Jones is a Young Adult Librarian at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Branch of The New York Public Library and the co-editor of the NYPL patron-submitted literary magazine, Library Zine! Voices Across the New York Public Library. She has also served as a volunteer reader for The Highland Book Prize and as a judge for The Diverse Book Awards. She currently expresses her love for books and Jane Austen on her blog, which is titled cup of tea with that book, please.
Please click here to register for this event by making a donation of any amount to The Holy Theatre's Persuasion Workshop Fund. Links to the online event will be provided closer to the date.

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