2018 ~ Northanger Abbey & Frankenstein
For the first time, the Jane Austen Summer Program focused on two novels – Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – and explored their lasting impact during the sold-out symposium.
Readings & Doings
Participants created their own masks during a workshop ahead of our masquerade ball, held at the Carolina Inn.
Our rare-book exhibit included editions of both novels, as well as a dress made by UNC costume production graduate students, who imagined what Shelley would have worn.
Historian Lloyd Kramer explored horror and its ties to the French Revolution; historical costumer Samantha Bullat discussed gothic fashion; and author John Kessel discussed his book “Pride and Prejudice and Prometheus,” combining elements of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Shelley’s novel. Former graduate student Ted Scheinman returned to talk about his book: “Camp Austen,” which centered in part on his time working with the Jane Austen Summer Program.
“Northanger Abbey,” Jane Austen
“Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley
"Mary Shelley and Her Monsters"