Skip to content
Questions? Call us at 800-232-8634.
At a Glance

Communiversity: Jane Austen's Emma

"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich..." so opens Jane Austen's 1816 masterpiece, Emma. This one credit hour, online, pass-fail course provides students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community the opportunity to come together to read and discuss the last novel Austen published before her untimely death in 1817. Taught by UIndy faculty, this course emulates a book club model while providing interdisciplinary and lifelong learning experiences for the UIndy campus and community.

Readings are limited to 3-5 chapters (about 25 pages) per week. Online discussions will be supplemented by a free, optional lecture and performance series featuring Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences faculty, as well as keynote lectures by noted Austen scholars Devoney Looser and George Justice.

Cost & course enrollment

Thank you for your interest in Communiversity: Jane Austen's Emma. Our course is full for the Fall 2016 semester, but please consider joining us for one of the following lectures and performances. 

Lecture & performance series

Dive deeper into the era of Jane Austen through our accompanying free lecture and performance series. You'll also have the opportunity to meet our featured presenters at our Meet the Speaker and Meet the Artist receptions. UIndy students can attend lectures and performances for L/P credit. Admission to the receptions is free. You do not need to enroll in the course to attend the lectures or the receptions.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Featuring: Dr. Devoney Looser
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion Rooftop 
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater

Monday, Sept. 26

Featuring: Musical performance of the neoclassical period - violinist Austin Hartman, pianist Rebecca Sorley and vocalist Michelle Westra
Free public performance: 7:30 p.m. | Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Meet the Artists reception: Immediately following the performance | Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery

Monday, Oct. 3

Featuring: Dr. Amanda Miller, sociology and gender studies
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion Rooftop 
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater

Monday, Oct. 24

Featuring: Donna Adams, art
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion Rooftop 
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater

Monday, Nov. 7

Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Evans, philosophy
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion Rooftop
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater

Sunday, Nov. 13

Featuring: Staged reading of play adaptation
Free public performance: 7 p.m. | Ransburg Theatre
Meet the Artists reception: Immediately following reading | Esch Atrium 

Monday, Nov. 21

Featuring: Dr. Chad Martin, history
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater

Monday, Dec. 5

Featuring: Dr. George Justice
Meet the Speaker reception: 6 p.m. | Health Pavilion Rooftop
Free public lecture: 7 p.m. | Health Pavilion Theater