Schedule for “200 Years of Persuasion” June 15-18, 2017

All events at the Hampton Inn-Carborro/Chapel Hill unless otherwise noted.  Please note that the events listed are subject to change!  See this guide to locations and transportation, as well as our handy JASP online map.

Jane Austen Summer Program 
“200 Years of Persuasion
June 15-18, 2017

Thursday, June 15:

7:00 – 10:00 Warm buffet breakfast at the Hampton Inn (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 am)

9:00-10:00 Meeting for presenters, mandatory for graduate students & discussion leaders

10:00 – 2:00 Conference registration and check-in. All participants receive packets and name tags

10:00-5:00 Emporium open

10:45 First Shuttle from Hampton Inn to UNC Campus (10:45 and 12:45)

11:00- 2:30 Louis Round Wilson Library Rare Book and Manuscript Exhibit (curated by Taras Mikhailiuk and Carlie Wetzel) (UNC campus)

11:00-2:30 Tour of Austen-related items at the Ackland Art Museum on UNC campus (curated by Tatjana Zimbelius-Klem)

12:45 Second Shuttle from Hampton Inn to UNC Campus (10:45 and 12:45)

12:00-2:00 Lunch on your own (many options near the Hampton Inn and also on the UNC campus).

1:15  First Shuttle back from UNC campus to Hampton Inn (1:15 and 2:30)

2:00 – 3:00 Teachers’ Forum 1: “A Lesson Most Advantageous: Exploring Pride and Prejudice in the High School Classroom,” Kathryn Edelstein, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC

2:30 Second Shuttle back from UNC campus to Hampton Inn (1:15 and 2:30)

3:15 – 3:30  “Welcome to Persuasion‘s changing world” (Inger Brodey & James Thompson)

3:30 – 5:00 “Adapting Persuasion for the Stage,” a sampling and discussion of two original productions of Persuasion and issues of adapting Austen more generally (Adam McCune, with special guests, Sarah Rose Kearns and Tara Raczenski)

5:15 – 6:00 Watering Town Mixer & Social Hour

6:00 – 7:15 Dinner for all with welcome from Dean of the Arts & Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill

7:15 – 8:15 Presentation on “Austen’s Navy” (Jim Greathouse, military historian)

8:45-10:00 Dance Instruction-Session 1 –Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Regency Assembly of North Carolina and an Introduction by Ruth Verbunt  (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 the dance practices)

Friday, June 16:
8:00 – 9:00 Warm breakfast buffet  (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 am)

8:00-6:00 Emporium open

8:45 – 9:00 Context Corner I “The Baronetage: a Primer on Rank,” Bridget Donnelly

9:00 – 9:15 Context Corner II “Parental Authority & its Legal Limits,” Suzanna Geiser

9:30-10:30 Context Response Discussion Sessions I and II. Break into Discussion groups

10:30-11:00 Elevenses

11:00-12:30 Historical Penmanship Lecture (with hands-on experience also offered as time allows) by R. B. Bartgis

12:30-2:15 Lunch on your own or Screening of 2007 Persuasion (dir. Adrian Shergold) — or bring a sandwich to the screening

12:30-2:15 Special lunch and presentations for teacher scholarship recipients

2:30 – 3:15 Open Discussion about Persuasion led by James Thompson and Inger Brodey

3:30 – 3:45 Context Corner III “Mourning and Portraiture,” Rae Yan

4:00-4:30 Context Response Discussion Session III

4:45 – 6:00 Dance Instruction-Session 2 –Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Regency Assembly of North Carolina

(Dinner on own)

8:00 – 8:45 Original Theatrical Production of Jane Austen’s “Catharine, or the Bower” by The Regency Players: Ashley King, Michele Robinson, Blanche McCune, and Adam McCune  (written by Adam McCune)

9 – 11:00  Regency Pub Crawl (Three select locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, led by Anne Fertig and Ashley Werlinich, with special drinks prepared to match Persuasion)

9 – 11:00 Film screening of 1995 Persuasion (dir. Roger Michell)

Saturday, June 17:
8:00 – 9:00 Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 am)

9:00-5:00 Emporium open

9:00 – 9:15 Context Corner IV “Romantic Poetry in Persuasion,” Taras Mikhailiuk

9:30-10:15 Context Response Discussion Session IV

10:15 – 11:00 Elevenses with scones and clotted-cream session

11:00-12:30 Lecture and Exhibit “War and Fashion,” Hope Greenberg (University of Vermont)

12:30  – 2:00 Lunch on your own, or participate in a “hosted lunch” (details TBA)

2:00 – 3:15 Dance Instruction-Session 3 –Mr Jack Maus and the Regency Assembly of North Carolina

3:30 – 4:45 Key Note Lecture, “Reflections on Persuasion,” Jocelyn Harris  (University of Otago, New Zealand)

(Dinner on own; Light refreshments served at Ball)

7:00 – 10:30 THE REGENCY BALL– (Gerrard Hall on UNC campus, 160 E. Cameron Avenue) (shuttles from the hotel at 6:30 and 6:45; return shuttles at 10:30 and 10:45)
Hosted by the Regency Assembly of North Carolina & the Jane Austen Society of North America (North Carolina chapter)
Refreshments by The North Carolina Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America  (Gisele Rankin)
Syllabub Players Jack Maus, Caller; Mara Shea, Violin; Walt Robinson, English flute; and Dean Harrington, Piano

Sunday, June 18:
8:00 – 9:30 Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 am)

9:00-12:00 Emporium open

9:30 – 11:00 “The Afterlife of Persuasion (in both fiction and film),” (A panel featuring Jeanne Moskal, Sarah Schaefer Walton, Heather King, and Tatjana Zimbelius-Klem)

11:15 – 11:45 Elevenses; Silent Auction closes

11:45 – 1:15 Teachers’ Forum 2: “Reaching the Next Generation of Janeites in Middle School and High School” by Dr. Pamela Fitzpatrick, University of Mount Olive & Orange County Schools

11:45 – 1:15 Final Small Group Discussion Session V on the Afterlife of Persuasion (for those not attending the Teachers’ Forum)

1:30 – 2:15 “Afternoon Tea in Austen’s England,” by Amanda Fisher; Formal Farewell, Leave-taking, Prizes, & Sundry Announcements (including 2018 JASP plans!)

2:45-5:00  English Afternoon Tea hosted by Amanda Fisher at La Residence; Shuttle bus leaves hotel at 2:15 and returns at 4:45.  (It is only a short walk from the hotel.)


Uppercross = Hotel Lobby

Kellynch = Smith Room

Monkford = Pre-Function Room

Pultney Bridge = Williams Room

Camden Place = Suite 440

The Cobb = Suite 444

Laura Place = Suite 446

East Indies = Suite 540

West Indies = Suite 544

The Asp = Suite 546

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