Registration is now open for our free Zoom event with Austen scholar and novelist Janet Todd, OBE, on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
The topic will be Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden (also the title of Todd’s new book). Todd will be interviewed by JASNA Southwest Regional Coordinator Susie Wampler, followed by an audience Q&A.
Todd is a novelist, biographer and internationally renowned Jane Austen scholar. She is a former president of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Now a full-time writer and literary critic, she has published several books: Jane Austen’s Sanditon, Don’t You Know There’s a War On?, Radiation Diaries, Aphra Behn: A Secret Life and A Man of Genius.
She is an Emerita Professor at the University of Aberdeen and an Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge. Born in Wales, she grew up in Britain, Bermuda and Ceylon/Sri Lanka and has worked at universities in Ghana, Puerto Rico, India, the U.S. (Douglass College, Rutgers, Florida), Scotland (Glasgow, Aberdeen) and England (Cambridge, UEA).
Todd’s new novel, Jane Austen and Shelley in the Garden, will be released on Sept. 7, 2021. Here is an overview of the book from the publisher: