North Carolina Region
Jane Austen Mini-Conference
October 13, 2012
Can’t get to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Brooklyn? Come to Raleigh for a half-day conference featuring two nationally-known Austen scholars.
The first speaker will be Dr. Celia Easton, Associate Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo, JASNA’s travelling lecturer for the East. Her lecture is entitled, “Why on Earth Would Sir Charles Grandison Be Jane Austen’s ‘Favorite’ Novel?” Wikipedia says the following about this novel:
Why would Austen love this novel so much? Join us to hear Dr. Easton solve this mystery for us.
Our second speaker will be Dr. Inger S. B. Brodey, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a frequent presenter at JASNA-NC meetings. Her topic is “The Entertainment Value of Suffering: Jane Austen and the ‘Luxuries of Distress.’” Dr. Brodey describes her talk, as follows:
During the refreshment break, Virginia Claire Tharrington will be doing a “show and tell” about her Pride and Prejudice collection. Virginia Claire owns over 100 different editions of this classic book, and she will bring some of her favorites to the conference.After the conference you may want to have lunch at any of the more than one dozen restaurants within walking distance of the Cameron Village Library.
he program is free and open to the public. It takes place on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:30 AM to 1:45 PM at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh NC 27605. For more information: contact Sue Scott at 919-856-6701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is partially supported by JASNA with a Traveling Lecturer Grant.