Travel Tuesdays: Explore the World Virtually – Episode 4
No other country in the world gets as many tourists as does la belle France. It is a wonderful experience to explore France in the footsteps of its great writers.
In Search of Literary France
presented by Susannah Fullerton
No other country in the world gets as many tourists as does la belle France. People go there for the superb architecture, the food, the fashion, art, gorgeous villages, and much more. But it is also a wonderful experience to explore France in the footsteps of its great writers. Come on a virtual tour of places made famous by Proust and Flaubert, Victor Hugo and Colette, George Sand, and Balzac. Discover which great writers have museums in their name, learn about some writers who may not be quite so familiar to you, and enjoy stunning pictures of villages and cathedrals, studies and writing retreats, and even restaurants which have been beloved of famous authors. Susannah Fullerton shares her passion for wonderful French novels, poems, and dramas and takes you on a memorable journey through the important sites of French literature.
Recorded during a live-streamed Zoom presentation, this video has been carefully edited to deliver the experience of being part of an audience and having the best seat in the house.
Susannah Fullerton, OAM, FRSN, majored in English Literature at the University of Auckland. She then completed a postgraduate degree in Victorian fiction and prose at the University of Edinburgh. For over 25 years Susannah has been President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. She has lectured extensively on Jane Austen in Australia and overseas and has published many articles about Jane Austen’s works. She is the co-author of Jane Austen – Antipodean Views and published Jane Austen and Crime in 2004, and Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia (Picador) in 2009. Susannah’s latest books are A Dance with Jane Austen, Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and a memoir Jane & I: A Tale of Austen Addiction.
Susannah is very well known on the Australian speakers’ circuit as a literary lecturer. She gives talks on famous authors, their lives and works, and on history and art. She regularly leads literary tours for ASA.
Find out more about Susannah here.
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