Texts in the City: Persuasion
Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.
In this session, Lili Wilkinson and Laura Carroll turn their attention to Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of twelve YA novels, including Pink, Green Valentine and The Boundless Sublime. She established the insideadog website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens. Her latest book is After the Lights Go Out.
Laura Carroll researches and teaches English Literature at La Trobe University. Her academic work as a teacher, scholar, and critic focuses on two themes. One of them is Jane Austen, and the various ways that readers continue to enjoy her fiction. The other is textual transmission, especially the adaptation of novels into film.