The Lady’s Magazine and the Making of Jane Austen – A Virtual Presentation by Jennie Batchelor
In this virtual presentation, professor and author Jennie Batchelor will illuminate the influence of the first modern women’s magazine on the life and work of Jane Austen. Jennie started her career as the first Chawton House Library Postdoctoral Fellow just as the renovation of the Great House was being completed. She is now a professor of eighteenth-century studies at the University of Kent. Jennie has written widely on women’s writing, eighteenth-century dress, and early women’s magazines. Her most recent book, Jane Austen Embroidery (2020), was co-devised with Alison Larkin. She has appeared on the New Statesman’s Hidden Histories podcast and BBC Radio 4, and she was interviewed for Lucy Worsley’s Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors. Jennie is also Patron of the Kent branch of the Jane Austen Society.
Jennie is speaking to us as part of a subscription series offered through the North American Friends of Chawton House. She has waived her usual honorarium to raise awareness for Chawton House. Her talk connects to the two-pronged mission of Chawton House to preserve both a historic Austen family site and the unique legacy of early women writers whose works are housed in the Library.
Please note: To ensure that our afternoon runs smoothly and securely, this event is an online presentation via Zoom. Registration is required through EventBrite. Click the green “Tickets” button in the upper right corner of this page to reserve your free virtual ticket (using your email address). A few days prior to the event, instructions for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to the address you used to register for the event.