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The Jane Austen Summer Program is delighted to announce its sixth annual symposium, “Northanger Abbeyand Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror!”The events will take place June 14-17, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Carrboro and at various locations on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on the gothic-inspired novels. They will also partake in an English tea, dance at a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The discussions will consider Northanger Abbeyand Frankenstein in their historical contexts as well as their afterlives in fiction and film. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, K-12 teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, and Austen fans — anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit the program’s website janeaustensummer.org or follow the program at facebook.com/janeaustensummer or via twitter, @JASPhotline. You may also contact [email protected] . Early bird registration ends April 2, 2018!
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We’re starting the 2018 Fall Semester with a bang! Join us at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar for Humanities Happy Hour. We’ve got an all-star panel discussing the role of the humanities in self-discovery, education and in the university, and public/civic life.
The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. We are hosting a series of panel discussions based on the five themes in the series: What We Do For Love, Heroes, Other Worlds, Who Am I?, and Villains.
Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language.
Our next program — “Pride and Prejudice and Its Afterlives” — is June 20-23, 2019. Please check back later in the year for more information.
Our 2018 program — “Northanger Abbey & Frankensten: 200 Years of Horror” — has concluded. Here is a recap of this year’s JASP.
Our 4-day symposium focuses on one of Austen’s works each summer. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, high school teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and anyone with a passion for all things Austen.
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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS: We offer 3 CEU credits and also discounts for middle and high school teachers.
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE SAID:
- “JASP is one of the highlights of my year.”
- “All the professors I met were so friendly and welcoming, so I never felt intimidated talking with such impressive scholars.”
- “I have already told most of my friends to mark their calendars for next year.”
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During this year’s Jane Austen Summer Program, co-founder Inger Brodey and volunteer Jennifer Abella sat down with the “Your Biggest FanGirl Podcast” to talk about Jane Austen fandom and JASP.
The episode is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher , TuneIn , Podomatic , and the YBFGP website . Check it out!
If you missed our 2018 Jane Austen Summer Program, click on the links below for recaps of each day. Later in the summer we’ll post videos and handouts from our context talks. And if you attended, make sure to fill out the survey! Respond by July 17 and you could win signed copies of books by speakers John Kessel (“Pride and Prometheus”) and Ted Scheinman (“Camp Austen”).
Stay tuned in the fall for more info about next year’s program!
Did you attend JASP last week? We want to hear your thoughts. Please take a moment to fill out our survey by July 17. One lucky respondent will receive signed copies of John Kessel’s “Pride and Prometheus” and Ted Scheinman’s “Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan.”
JASP 2018 SURVEY
And stay tuned in the fall for more information about next year’s program: “Pride and Prejudice and Its Afterlives,” June 20-23, 2019!
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Get your very own replica of Jane Austen’s bracelet.
- JASP featured on fandom podcast
- Recapping the 2018 Jane Austen Summer Program
- Speak your mind: Take our JASP survey
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- It’s almost time for JASP! Here are some last-minute reminders.