Schedule for “Jane Austen’s World,” June 18-21, 2020
All events at the Hampton Inn-Carrboro/Chapel Hill unless otherwise noted. Please note that the events listed are subject to change!
Thursday, June 18
7:00–10:00 Warm buffet breakfast at the Hampton Inn (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.).
8:00–9:00 Meeting for presenters, mandatory for graduate students and discussion leaders.
9:00–2:00 Conference registration and check-in. All participants receive packets and name tags.
9:00–5:00 Emporium open.
9:00–12:00 Creative Writing Workshop: “Creating Your Own Adaptation.” Requires separate registration.
12:00–1:30 Lunch on your own (many options near the Hampton Inn and on UNC campus).
1:30–2:30 Teachers’ Forum 1
2:45–3:45 Dancing 101 Session.
4:00–4:15 Welcome (Inger Brodey and James Thompson).
4:15–5:15 Plenary address: “Adapting the Glamourous Regency: When you want to add magic to your Jane Austen, how do you do it without breaking history?,” by Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the Glamourist Histories series.
5:15–6:15 Mixer and social hour (by pool, weather permitting).
6:15–7:15 Welcome dinner.
7:15–8:15 Plenary address: “Beyond ‘Two Inches…of Ivory’: Jane Austen and the World of the Regency,” by Robert Morrison, author of The Regency Years: During which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern.
8:30–10:00 Dance Instruction Session 1: Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers. (You may attend all or any of the dance instruction sessions; each one will focus on different dances that will be included in our ball; you are free to bring your ticketed ball guests to all the dance practices.)
Friday, June 19
8:00–9:00 Warm breakfast buffet. (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.)
8:00–6:00 Emporium open.
9:00–10:00 Plenary address: “Turbans, Tunics, and Turkish Gauze: Eastern Inspiration in Regency Fashion,” by Samantha Bullat.
11:00–11:15 Context Corner I
11:15-12:00 Context Response Discussion Session I. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.
12:00–2:00 Lunch on your own, or boxed lunch (information TBA)
12:30–2:00 Turban-making Workshop I with Samantha Bullat (requires separate registration); boxed lunch available.
12:30–2:00 Screening of Becoming Jane Austen; boxed lunch available.
12:30–2:00 Teachers Scholarship Recipients’ & Essay Contest Winners’ Lunch.
2:15–3:15 “‘What Jane Saw’: Austen, Art, and Celebrity Culture.” Plenary address and Q/A with Janine Barchas, author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity and The Lost Books of Jane Austen.
3:15–3:30 Context Corner II
3:45–4:30 Context Response Discussion Session II. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.
4:30–6:00 Dance Instruction Session 2: Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers.
(Dinner on your own)
7:30–8:45 Original Theatrical Productions: Jane Austen’s “History of England” (adapted and directed by Adam and Blanche McCune) and “Manydown” (written and directed by Sarah Rose Kearns); Q/A session with directors and actors to follow the performance.
8:45–10:00 Film screening: Miss Austen Regrets.
9:00–11:00 Regency Pub Crawl. (Three select locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.) Leave from lobby.
Saturday, June 20
8:00–9:00 Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.).
9:00–5:00 Emporium open.
9:15–9:30 Context Corner III
9:30–10:30 Context Response Discussion Session III. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.
10:30–11:00 Elevenses; ENGL 340 Poster Session 1.
10:45 Silent auction ends (payment and pickup to be completed by 5 p.m.).
11:15–12:15 Plenary address: “Writing in Austen’s England,” by Benjamin Bartgis.
12:15–2:15 Lunch on your own, or boxed lunches.
12:15-1:00 Book signing for visiting authors.
1:00-2:15 Penmanship Workshop I with Benjamin Bartgis (separate registration required)
12:45-2:00 Turban-making Workshop II with Samantha Bullat (requires separate registration)
1:00–2:00 ENGL 340 Undergraduate Poster Session 2.
2:15–3:15 Dance Etiquette Session or Hair Workshop (TBA)
3:15–4:30 Dance Instruction Session 3: Mr Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers.
4:30-7:00 Dinner on own (light refreshments served at ball)
7:00–10:30 THE REGENCY BALL: Location TBA. (Shuttle transportation TBA.)
Syllabub Players: Jack Maus, caller; Walt Robinson, recorders; Julie Gorka, piano; Dean Herington; and Mara Shea
Sunday, June 21
8:00–9:30 Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.).
9:00–12:00 Emporium open.
9:00–10:15 Panel on Austen’s own afterlives in film, fiction, and media
10:15-10:30 Context Corner IV
10:30-11:15 Context Corner Discussion IV. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.
11:15-12:30 Penmanship Workshop II with Benjamin Bartgis (separate registration required). Optional Lunchbox.
12:15-1:00 Teachers’ Forum 2. Optional box lunch.
1:00-1:45 Open Session led by James and Inger.
1:45–2:15 Formal farewell, leave-taking, prizes and sundry announcements. Special visit from Andy Zink, vice president of the National Humanities Center.
3:00–5:00 English afternoon tea at the Carolina Inn Old Well Room (Click for directions) (separate registration required; information TBA). Free valet parking for our group.
Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25
NHC/JASP Scholar Workshops continue at the National Humanities Center