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KFPL Live: Jane Austen’s Bad Boys

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is excited to offer the latest in our monthly KFPL Live Speakers’ Series: a 90-minute Zoom presentation of Jane Austen’s Bad Boys.

As we approach Valentine’s Day during the pandemic, people are returning to literary classics in search of examples of romance thriving despite the stresses of physical distancing.

Jane Austen wrote about the intense pressure for women to make a proper marriage, navigating society’s formal rules to judge from among the suitors available to them, even while fighting their own romantic urges. Her male characters include romantics, scoundrels and worthy-but-dull parental favourites. In this talk you will learn how her heroines sort out who’s their best choice. Stick around afterwards for a lively discussion and vote on who holds the title of Austen’s “baddest bad boy”!

Our presenter, Dr. Erin Weinberg, teaches English literature at Royal Military College, Brandon University, and Corpus Christi College, BC.

This interactive online program will be held on Zoom. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting invitation upon registration. It is recommended that registrants download the most recent Zoom software in advance to the device they’ll be using during the presentation. In order to register you will need either your own KFPL membership or a family member with one. If you don’t yet have a membership or if you need to renew one, please follow the steps on our Getting a Library Card page at https://www.kfpl.ca/getting-started/getting-a-library-card

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Date:
January 30
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/4810793

Organizer

Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Phone:
613-549-8888, ext. 1520
Email:
kmills@kfpl.ca
Website:
www.kfpl.ca

Venue

Kingston Frontenac Public Library
130 Johnson St. and Other Branches
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1X8 Canada
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Phone:
613-549-8888
Website:
www.kfpl.ca

 

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