A true Janeite at heart, Rachel loves books, bonnets, and ball gowns. She speaks frequently at libraries and JASNA regional events and was the keynote speaker at the Sacramento Public Library’s “Notable Books” series, “How Austentatious!” series, and 2014 Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea.
Rachel teaches college English and Jane Austen classes, gives talks about Jane Austen at book clubs and reading groups, and is a regular contributor to the popular Jane Austen’s World blog.
If you would like to have Rachel to speak at your next event, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a sampling of the wide range of topics she covers, please visit the sites below:
Sacramento Public Library’s “How Austentatious!” Series:
- Sense and Sensibility – Introduction & Etiquette Presentation: Dr. David Bell, introduced the book. Then, Rachel Dodge presented an interesting talk on Regency-era etiquette that familiarized audience members with the customs central to all of Jane Austen’s novels. Listen to Rachel’s talk here:
- Pride and Prejudice – Introduction & Tour of Austen’s England: In 2013 “Dr. David Bell introduced the book. Then, Rachel Dodge returned to be our guide to take us a virtual tour of the locales and architecture found in Austen’s books.” Listen to Rachel’s talk here:
JASNA Greater Sacramento:
Why Mansfield Park is better than Pride and Prejudice: David Bell and Rachel Dodge made a compelling case on this controversial topic, followed by a (friendly) heated debate.
What makes Jane Austen great?: Dr. David Bell, retired CSUS English professor and Rachel Dodge, Sierra College English professor, discussed this provocative question. Those in attendance interacted with the speakers enthusiastically.