NOVELS OF THE YEAR: Northanger Abbey & Frankenstein
Preferred edition for the symposium: Oxford University Press
This year we’ve partnered with Oxford University Press, which is sponsoring two of our teacher scholarships.
Note: We’ll be reading the 1818 text.
These supplemental readings may be beneficial as you read the books:
“Female Gothic: The Monster’s Mother,” by Ellen Moers
The Strange and Twisted Life of “Frankenstein,” by Jill Lepore
“The Contested Castle,” by Kate Ferguson Ellis
Jane Austen’s Lesley Castle
The following authors are scheduled to appear at the Jane Austen Summer Program. You can buy their books in advance or purchase them onsite. There will be a book signing as well:
“Pride and Prometheus,” by John Kessel. Kessel brings together Austen and Shelley in a surprising adventure story. Kessel chooses Mary Bennet rather than Catherine Morland for his heroine, but nonetheless the novel fits this year’s theme superbly. Our Director Inger Brodey recommends it!
You can help support the Jane Austen Summer Program by ordering these books through AmazonSmile. Click the image below or bookmark this link and choose “Jane Austen Summer Program” as your charity of choice, then order these books!