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EMMA: The Detective

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Elementary, my Dear Emma?”
Misreadings and Missed Readings in Emma

Please join Dr. Deborah Knuth Klenck, Professor of English at Colgate University, for an astute and entertaining lecture on Austen’s Emma. In a Sherlock Holmes riff, we will discuss the ways Austen misleads the reader—especially when the reader is presuming that the handsome, clever and rich Emma herself knows what’s going on. In particular, we will discuss the necessity of re-reading—since the first time we read Emma, we’re reading as if we were the dim Dr. Watson. Only on second—or third or fourth—reading of this novel can we explain everything as Holmes always has to at the end of the story. In this lecture, we may even uncover the mysteries of certain dishes in the novel—gruel &sweetbread-and-asparagus, anyone?

An exciting raffle and a delightful afternoon tea will be held afterwards.

For past essays by Prof. Knuth Klenck about the works of Jane Austen click on the link below.
Persusion Online articles by our speaker

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December 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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