DILLE Catherine

Associate Professor

History Department at Richmond American International University in London.

Research expertise

Women’s travel writing and lexicography in the eighteenth century; the history of education in Britain between 1700 and 1850; schoolboy culture and family history in the early modern period.



Jane Austen

As a novelist of manners and an acute observer of human interactions, Jane Austen analysed the implications of late Georgian and Regency sociability with regard to gender and social rank. Critiquing earlier notions of polite sociability, her fictions recognise new sites of provincial recreation and explore the intersection between sociability and courtship while also probing sociability’s power to unify communities.