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2019 ~ Pride & Prejudice & Its Afterlives


For this sold-out symposium, the Jane Austen Summer Program focused on the legacy of “Pride and Prejudice” and its many afterlives in film, TV and other works of literature.


We were pleased to host three authors, who discussed their modern retellings of “Pride and Prejudice”: Soniah Kamal (“Unmarriageable”), Uzma Jalaluddin (“Ayesha at Last”) and Sonali Dev (“Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors”). 

Readings & Doings

In a first for JASP, UNC professor Randall Kenan,  Eleanor Griggs and guest author Soniah Kamal led a creative writing workshop to help participants craft their own “Pride and Prejudice” retellings. Attendees also heard presentations on the practice of entailment; the militia; and modern computer games based on Austen’s works. Participants made their own reticules during a craft workshop.

Our readings:
“Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen

Suggested viewings:
“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”
“Bride and Prejudice”
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
“Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy”

Context Corners



Jane Austen's Juvenilia: "Love and Friendship"

Praise for JASP 2019

“This was so amazing, even more so than I thought it would be. I can’t wait until next year!”

“Thank you for putting on such a great event, with a great mix of activities. Small group discussions were great, too. And the ease of registration is great as well.”

This was the highlight of the weekend for me! ... I loved the dress I rented and felt so pretty during the ball! The music was lovely and Jack did a great job walking everyone through the steps before we danced. I could’ve danced all night!

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