Inexpensive nineteenth-century reprints helped make Jane Austen canonical, yet many early lowbrow versions of her novels remain unrecorded and unstudied. Professor Barchas describes her democratising approach to reception history as “hard-core bibliography meets the Antiques Roadshow.”
Janine Barchas is the Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is an historic property with low doorways and uneven surfaces underfoot.
The ground floor and outbuildings at the Museum are fully accessible and have an accessible WC with baby changing facilities.
Unfortunately, the upstairs of the main house is currently only accessible by climbing an historic wooden staircase.
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the Museum.
Disabled parking is available, please ask in the shop for assistance or telephone 01420 832 62 on arrival.