WCNY, Central New York’s community-owned flagship public broadcaster, in partnership with Oasis, will host a free screening of the new “Sanditon on Masterpiece” series on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Robert J. Danio Broadcast and Education Center, 415 W. Fayette St. in Syracuse.
The series premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 12 on WCNY-TV. For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch.
“Sanditon” is Jane Austen’s final and incomplete novel that she wrote in 1817 while struggling with a chronic illness. Andrew Davies, the screenwriter who adapted “Pride and Prejudice,” “Les Misérables,” and more, has finally given this novel the ending it deserves. This story follows the journey of a young heroine, Charlotte Heywood, who arrives to the up and coming seaside resort town of Sanditon where she is launched into an intriguing society of people.
After the show, guests will engage a lively discussion of Austen’s changing England during the British Imperial Century with Mike Goode, associate professor of English at Syracuse University, where he specializes in Romantic-era literature and regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on Jane Austen. His book “Sentimental Masculinity and the Rise of History, 1790-1890” was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009, and his forthcoming book, “Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old Media” is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2020.
This event was published on January 8, 2020.
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