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“The Brilliance of Jane Austen,” by Professor Elliot Engel

when: Mar. 1, 2019

Event: Joel Lane Museum House presents: “The Brilliance of Jane Austen,” a talk by Elliot Engel

Time: Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:00 pm; Cocktail Hour with cash-only cash bar begins at 6:00.

Location: NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

Admission: $37 Buy Tickets Please contact the Joel Lane Museum House with the names of those who will attend. Nametags will serve as tickets.

Contact Information: tel: (919) 833-3431; email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Elliot Engel will speak on “The Brilliance of Jane Austen” on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 7 pm at the NC State University Club.

Professor Engel emphasizes that Jane Austen is the first great woman author in our language. He also singles out and explores the multiple perfections within her novels which have made her one of the most enduring and endearing British writers of all time.

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Elliot Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won that university’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, Turkey, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines including Newsweek. He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last ten years. In 2009, he was inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England for his academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens.

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“The Brilliance of Jane Austen,” by Professor Elliot Engel
“The Brilliance of Jane Austen,” by Professor Elliot Engel
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