NOVEL OF THE YEAR: Persuasion
Preferred edition for the symposium: Penguin Classic
“The Reviser at Work” (an excerpt from Jocelyn Harris’ excellent book on Persuasion, A Revolution Almost Beyond Expression. (Our key note speaker)
“Authority in Mansfield Park and Persuasion” an excerpt from James Thompson’s most recent book on Austen: Jane Austen and Modernization
This year’s original theatrical by Adam McCune is based on “Catharine, or the Bower” (dated 1792 by Jane Austen). You can read it at the link provided here (with facing pages of the Italian translation, no less).