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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”

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