Professor Peter Sabor will discuss the launch of a new website that digitally recreates the Library at Godmersham Park, the estate of Jane Austen’s brother Edward Austen Knight.
The website portrays the Library as Jane Austen might have seen it, where one can browse photographs of and bibliographic information for the very editions she may have handled. After the talk, Peter will officially open the new exhibition room on Jane Austen’s reading and the Library at Godmersham Park.
6.30pm refreshments (including wine) for a 7pm start in the Dining Room
About the Speaker
Peter Sabor holds the Canada Research Chair in Eighteenth-Century Studies at McGill University, where he is Director of the Burney Centre. He is the author and editor of more than twenty works on eighteenth-century novelists and playwrights. Most recently, his pioneering work as an editor and scholar has shaped the field of Jane Austen and Frances Burney. He has also written about Samuel Richardson, Henry and Sarah Fielding, John Cleland and other eighteenth-century novelists. He is currently working on a biography of Jane Austen, under contract with Blackwell Press.