Jane Austen’s novels continue to enchant and inspire. We will read two of her most popular works, Pride and Prejudice and Emma, which gave us her two most memorable heroines. We will also see at least parts of many adaptations of these two novels, including a Bollywood movie version of one and a Valley girl movie version of the other. In addition to TV series and movies, there are even web series of these two books—presented as "vlogs," they usher Austen fans into the digital world of the 21st Century. And finally, we will compare the novels’ places in literary history, and discuss what makes these two heroines so special. Feel free to use any editions of the books you want, whether print or digital. Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion. Viewing videos.