The Young Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey

I linked to an article on this MOOC months ago but never wrote a post about it. I have no idea why that is!

Anywho, Hillsdale College has put online the lectures and notes for their course, “The Young Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey.” This isn’t a traditional MOOC like FutureLearn’s “Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity” where the classes are presented asynchronously with other learners and there are quizzes and discussions to be had. Rather, “The Young Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey” is presented as six video lectures with a final quiz at the end. I should note there does seem to be discussion tabs available per each lecture, but you’ll need to create an account to access the information.

(It should be noted it is not clear if the accounts are available to anyone who signs up or just for Hillsdale students only hence my reluctance to to say one way or another.)

Not much information detailed on the course page however lectures range from Jane and her, and her novel’s, relationships that range from education to realism.

As always, if you’ve taken this particular course or any other courses relating to Jane and want to write about it, I’m always pleased to have guest posts. Just contact me and give me an outline of what you’d like to do!