Retelling Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen's Relevance Today *Online* *NEW*

When Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice in 1813, she could not have imagined the hundreds of retellings that would emerge two centuries later. In this literature class, students will examine the characters, settings, themes, and contemporary relevance of Pride and Prejudice; This book group will explore why Austen’s popularity endures and whether the spinoffs shape or misshape our understanding of Austen’s original work. Instructor, Lori Ann Ayotte



Start Date

March 2, 2023









4 Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Begins Mar. 2

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.

If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.

Instructors: Lori Ayotte


Lori Ayotte

Lori Ayotte, an English literature teacher, specializes in the works of authors Jane Austen and Geoffrey Chaucer. Her master’s thesis, "Misusing Austen: From Women's Rights Champion to Romantic Icon," examined various spinoffs of Austen’s novels. Before she became a teacher, Ayotte worked in journalism and in public relations. She continues to write, and has published her work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She also has read her essays on Rhode Island’s public radio station.