Mark your calendars! The “Jane Austen & The Arts” Conference, scheduled for March 23-25, 2017 at SUNY-Plattsburgh has just announced its speaker line-up – a terrific group! – here they are alphabetically: (and note that our very own Hope Greenberg will be sharing her thoughts on Fashion!)
- Elaine Bander (Dawson College, CA), “Austen’s ‘Artless’ Heroines: Catherine and Fanny”
- Barbara Benedict (Trinity College, CT), “‘What Oft was Thought’: Wit, Conversation, Poetry and Pope in Jane Austen’s Works”
- Natasha Duquette (Tyndale University College, CA), “‘A Very Pretty Amber Cross’: Material Sources of Austenian Aesthetics”
- Tim Erwin (UNLV), “The Comic Visions of Emma Woodhouse”
- Marilyn Francus (West Virginia University), “Jane Austen, Marginalia, and Book Culture”
- Marcie Frank (Cornell), “Theater and Narrative Form in Austen’s Mansfield Park”
- Hope Greenberg (University of Vermont), “Jane Austen and the Art of Fashion”
- Jocelyn Harris (University of Otago, NZ), “What Jane Saw–in Henrietta Street”
- John Havard (Binghamton University), “Jane Austen and Woody Allen”
- Jacqueline George (SUNY New Paltz), “Motion Sickness: The Fate of Reading in ‘Modern’ Sanditon”
- Nancy E. Johnson (SUNY New Paltz), “Jane Austen and the Art of Law”
- John Lefell (SUNY Cortland), “The Art of Speculation in Austen’s Sanditon”
- Ellen Moody (George Mason University), “Ekphrastic Patterns in Jane Austen”
- Tonay J. Moutray (Russell Sage Colleges, NY), “Religious Views: Austen’s Picturesque and Sublime Abbeys”
- Douglas Murray (Belmont University, TN), “Jane Austen Goes to the Opera”
- Cheryl Nixon (University of Massachusetts), “Jane Austen and Family Law”
- John O’Neill (Hamilton College), “Adaptation, Appropriation, and Intertextuality in Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship”
- Deborah C. Payne (American University), “Jane Austen and the Theatre? Perhaps Not So Much”
- Peter Sabor (McGill University), Keynote Address: “Portrait Miniatures and Misrepresentation in Austen’s Novels”
- Juliette Wells (Goucher College, MD), “‘A Likeness Pleases Everyone’: Portraiture, Ekphrasis, and the Accomplished Woman in Emma”
- Cheryl Wilson (University of Baltimore), “Jane Austen and Dance”
More info here: https://janeaustenandthearts.com/
So pleased that “Jane Austen and the Arts,” the collection of essays edited by Natasha Duquette and myself, is cited as an inspiration to, and represented at, this wonderful conference.
Yes, Elisabeth – a terrific book and an inspiration indeed! This conference looks terrific – only a short distance from me but I alas! will not be here for it – though trying to change that. Will you be at the AGM this year? this too? I see Natasha is speaking – wish you were too…
Holy Toledo, look at that lineup. Despite what I know about Plattsburgh weather in March, I’m probably going to have to sign up for this one.
BTW, Elaine Bander seems to have been left off the top of your list of speakers. Can you amend it?
Hello A Marie! Elaine has been added – I just cut and pasted from the website and she wasn’t on there – now amended everywhere – very excited she will be speaking – never miss any of her talks. I am however likely not going to be there myself and I am sick about it – but might have to recify that despite weather issues! Hope you can go too – what’s a little blizzard to keep us away??
I now have the book. I’ve been asked to review it. I am amazed at the topics & approaches of the papers — could someone send me the original CFP; that might help me understand the angle that was intended. I have misplaced mine.
Hi Ellen – I am just seeing this comment – they are on the conference / book website here: https://janeaustenandthearts.com/1a-call-for-papers/ – it was a terrific conference, I was very grateful to be able to attend (so close!) – the book is delightful as well…let me know when you do the review… Deb