January 31, 2017

For immediate release

Contact: Esther Watstein 203-332-5226

Housatonic Community College Lecture Features Jane Austen

The popular HCC Women of Wisdom lectures begins the spring series on Monday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. when Professor Rebecca Adams will discuss Jane Austen and the Ideals of Romance. The lecture will take place in the Women’s Center in Beacon Hall.

The English author Jane Austin lived from 1775 – 1817 and anonymously published six major novels including “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” “Pride and Prejudice.” Her books are read and studied today and many have been made into major films. Her novels focus on women and marriage as the path to economic security and social standing. They are considered pivotal works that framed the transition to 19th century literary realism.

English Professor Adams is Chair of the HCC Humanities Department. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.