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Colloquium Series of the Departments of Literature, Writing, and Journalism and Humanities and Social Sciences

Oct 26, 2023 12:15 pm - 1:05 pm

The Pygmalion design in Jane Austen’s Emma (1815) and in Autumn de Wilde’s Emma (2020)

Presented by LeThuy Hoang, PhD
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Despite the fact that she died in 1817, Jane Austen’s novels continue to thrive in this world since the publication of the first novel in 1811. Emma was Austen’s fourth novel, which was published in 1815. The many movies based on Emma were enjoyed by world-wide audiences in 1972, 1996, 2009, 2014, and 2020.

In this talk, LeThuy Hoang provides a reading of Emma that reflects on the enduring appeal of Jane Austen by mirroring the novel and its re-reading in the 2020 Emma movie. The presentation will include some video excerpts and will use the Pygmalion-Galatea trope for analysis.

This event is free and open to Springfield College faculty, staff, and students.

Questions? Contact Kate Dugan at kdugan@springfield.edu.

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October 26, 2023
12:15 pm - 1:05 pm
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Harold C. Smith Learning Commons, Room 405
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