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 a reader and writer of Young Adult fiction. She was first published at age twelve in Voiceworks magazine. Her titles include Scatterheart, Pink and most recently Love-Shy and The Zigzag Effect.
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.