In conjunction with the Dorset Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice and the Vermont Humanities Council, we are pleased to welcome Bennington College Professor Brooke Allen to discuss Jane Austen.
Brooke Allen has been teaching literature at Bennington College since 2011.She has a PhD in English from Columbia University. Her literary criticism has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, The Atlantic, and The Nation. She is the author of two volumes of literary essays; a biography of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto; a book on travel and archaeology in Syria before the civil war; and a study of the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) of the American founding fathers. She is married to architectural photographer Peter Aaron and lives in Hudson, NY