Jane Austen & Co. is a free public book group devoted to reading texts written by historical female authors. Part of the Jane Austen Summer Program, our mission is to bring innovative public humanities programming to local libraries within the Triangle Region of North Carolina and beyond.
Each session of Jane Austen & Co.'s library series focuses on a different text written by a woman in the eighteenth or early nineteenth century, including Maria Edgeworth, Phillis Wheatley, and Mary Wollstonecraft. We also organize interactive events exploring specific cultural elements within the works of Austen, such as games, dining, and social customs of the Regency era.
Starting in Summer 2020, Jane Austen & Co. is offering a series of online webinars and discussions featuring experts on aspects of the material culture and domestic history of the Regency. This popular series, entitled "Staying Home with Jane Austen," is expected to last until the end of 2020.
All of our programs are free and open to the public!