How to Navigate an AGM: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM by Marsha Huff
Ms. Huff, JASNA's immediate Past President, maps out strategies for successful conference-going for AGM first-timers at "AGM 101."
In Search of the Real Jane Austen: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM by Annette LeClair
Ms. LeClair will initiate Austen newbies with "In Search of the Real Jane Austen: What Sex, Money & Power Have to Do with It." We believe this is the first event at any AGM that will be open to the general public as an outreach venture.
The History of Fans: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM by Thomas DeLeo
Mr. DeLeo, Past Vice President, Publications Editor, and Museum Committee Chair of the Fan Association of North America (FANA), will provide an illustrated lecture on the history and allure of fans. His presentation will feature a hand screen associated with the family of Jane Austen's mother. Mr. DeLeo is also offering a "bring and brag session" during which he invites attendees to bring one fan for examination and evaluation.
In For a Penny, In for a Pound: 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM by Sheryl Craig
Ms. Craig, editor of JASNA News, will prove how much more than a prosperous marriage was financially at stake for Austen's heroines - and demonstrates that economics needn't be a "dismal science."
Up Close with the Austens - Handle with Care: 2:30 - 3:30 PM by Louise West
Ms. West, Curator of Jane Austen's House Museum, will provide attendees an opportunity to examine a variety of objects from the museum's Core and Handling Collection, including lottery fish and gaming tokens, a netted purse, and the Austen account books. During this informal session, conferees may freely come and go throughout the hour.
The Power of the Printed Word... and the E-Word: Publishing Jane Austen and Her Fiction Progeny: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Panel includes Elda Rotor, Associate Publisher & Editorial Director at Penguin Classics; Deb Werksman, Editorial Manager at Sourcebooks; Mitchell Waters, literary agent at Curtis Brown, Ltd.; and moderator, JASNA-NY's own Valerie Peterson, About.com Book Publishing. Several novelists who are JASNA members will participate in the Q & A session.
How to Prepare an AGM Breakout Proposal and/or Submit to Persuasions: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM by Susan Allen Ford and Juliette Wells
Join Professors Ford and Wells for tips on shaping an appropriate AGM breakout proposal and/or article suitable for Persuasions. They will demystify the process of submitting and will explain what AGM organizers and Persuasions' editorial board are looking for in breakout proposals and articles. They will also offer "dos and don'ts" from their experience. Bring plenty of questions!
Dressing the Miss Bennets: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM by Lisa Brown
Ms. Brown, Co-Coordinator of the Syracuse and Rochester Regions, presents her popular fashion show/workshop demonstrating what the well-dressed Regency woman wore. Better yet, she explains how JASNA members can easily and economically replicate a stylish ensemble.
Austen at The Morgan Library & Museum:
11 AM - 12 PM by Declan Kiely
Dr. Kiely, the Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at The Morgan Library & Museum, will enlighten us on The Morgan's incomparable collection of Austen letters and manuscripts -- the richest Austen holdings outside Britain. http://www.themorgan.org/ Insert Photo of Declan Kiely and the Watson's manuscript.
Young Scholars Panel: New Directions in Austen Scholarship: 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
Join Rachel Brownstein (moderator) and panelists Gillian Dow, Alice Villaseņor, and Juliette Wells for a fascinating introduction to exciting new areas of Austen scholarship. Each panelist will give a brief presentation on her own recent work before engaging in a conversation about Austen studies more generally. From Gillian, you'll hear about Austen in translation, the global reception of Austen, and what it's like to be thinking about Austen's legacy and reach from the quiet Hampshire village of Chawton. Alice will focus on how the Austen family archives affect our views of Austen's work and its reception. Juliette will consider how contemporary, popular Austen-inspired sources shape our understanding of the author, and of her readers.
Libations in the Time of Jane Austen: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM by David Wondrich
The post-banquet lecture on Regency period libations by Mr. Wondrich, liquor historian and winner of a 2008 James Beard Foundation Award, will surely stimulate -- and possibly intoxicate -- attendees. http://www.davidwondrich.com/
Becoming a Hero: Being a Man in Austen's World: 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM by William Deresiewicz
What does it mean to be a man in the female world of Austen's novels -- and readers? Prof. Deresiewicz will discuss his experiences as an Austen-reading man: his journey to, and through, the novels; the reactions he's gotten as an Austen-lover from other men (and from women); and how the novels taught him how to be a better man.