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Southwest Florida Region: Mansfield Park Slow Read, Vol II

Jun 29

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mansfield Park Slow Read


Join the Southwest Florida Region as we continue our slow read of Mansfield Park, this time focusing on Volume II, chapters 19-31. In addition, we will discuss Lorraine Yang's "Revisiting the Controversy of Mansfield Park: Undermining Fanny Price and Repudiating Didactic Writing. 

Yang argues that Austen disliked didactic (morality-teaching) novels and that Mansfield Park, while appearing to serve up strong moral messaging in favor of Fanny and Fanny's viewpoint, "intentionally … provoke[s] us into distrusting not only Fanny but also the narrator and [the narrator's] whole-hearted support of Fanny." Another reminder that the narrator is not the author. 

View the article.

The Zoom link will be emailed on June 23. Email the Southwest Florida Region to be added to the list. This meeting will be Zoom only (not hybrid).