All events are virtual and subject to change.

All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.

Thursday, June 17

9:30 

Emporium open. (Will be open throughout program.)

9:30-10:00 

Welcome. (Inger Brodey & James Thompson)

 

10:00–12:00

Creative writing workshop: “Creating Your Own Adaptation.” Requires separate registration.  (Mary Robinette Kowal & Soniah Kamal

10:00-12:00 

JASP+ welcome meeting. (JASP+ participants only)

 

12:15–1:15  

Elevenses: “An Artist Cannot Do Anything Slovenly”: 
The Making of “A Most Clever Girl.” Author Jasmine A. Stirling  gives a behind-the-scenes look into her process of researching and writing her picture book biography “A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice,” with an emphasis on her meticulous use of Austen’s novels, letters, and juvenilia, and her interpretation of Claire Tomalin’s biography, “Jane Austen: A Life.” Stirling also discuss the picture book development process from an author’s perspective. 

1:30-2:30 

Louis Round Wilson Library rare-book and manuscript exhibit.

2:30-3:30 

Ackland Art Museum exhibit tour.

3:30-4:30 

Teachers’ forum.

 

3:30-4:30 

Embroidery workshop with a visit from Jennie Batchelor.

 

5:00–6:00 

Plenary address: “Adapting the Glamourous Regency: When You Want to Add Magic to Your Jane Austen, How Do You Do It Without Breaking History?,” by Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the Glamourist Histories series.

 

6:15–7:15 

Welcome banquet/cook-along.  

7:15–8:15 

Dinner plenary address: “Beyond ‘Two Inches…of Ivory’: Jane Austen and the World of the Regency,” by Robert Morrison, author of "The Regency Years: During which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern."

Friday, June 18

10:00–10:30 

Context Corner I: Regency Food/Tea. Elevenses with  demonstration. (KC Hysmith

 

10:30-11:30 

Context Response Discussion Session I. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.

 

12:00–1:00 

Teachers Scholarship Recipients’ & Essay Contest Winners’ Lunch.

 

1:00-2:00 

Plenary address: “Turbans, Tunics, and Turkish Gauze: Eastern Inspiration in Regency Fashion,” by Samantha Bullat.

 

2:00-3:30 

Turban-making workshop.

3:45-4:45 

“‘What Jane Saw’: Austen, Art, and Celebrity Culture.” Plenary address and Q/A with Janine Barchas, author of "Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History," "Location, and Celebrity" and "The Lost Books of Jane Austen."

4:45-5:00 

Context Corner II: Publication history. (Liz Shand)

 

5:00-6:00 

Context Response Discussion Session II.  Discussion groups in breakout rooms.

 

7:30–9:00 

Original Theatrical Productions:  

Jane Austen’s “History of England” (adapted and directed by Adam and Blanche McCune).

 

“Manydown” (written by Sarah Rose Kearns; directed by Mia Moravis). 

 

Q/A session with directors and actors to follow performances. 

 

Screen on Your Own: "Becoming Jane"

Saturday, June 19

9:00–5:00 

Emporium open.  

 

10:00-10:20

Context Corner III: Whigs and Tories. (Anne Fertig)

 

10:30–11:30 

Context Response Discussion Session III. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.

 
11:30–1:00 

Elevenses with food lecture and demonstration/ competition. (KC Hysmith and Eric Bontempo)

 

1:00-2:00 

ENGL 235 student "poster" presentations.

1:00-2:00 

Teacher Session/ JASP+ Workshop.

 

3:00-4:00 

Plenary address: “Writing in Austen’s England,” by R.B. Bartgis

4:15-5:30 

Penmanship workshop #1 with R.B. Bartgis.

 

7:00–10:30 

Murder mystery game. (Introduced by Susannah Fullerton)

 

Screen on your own: "Bridgerton," Episode 1.

Sunday, June 20

8:45-10:00
Penmanship workshop #2 with R.B. Bartgis.
10:00-10:20 

Context Corner IV: Motherhood. (Katherine Stein)

 

10:30-12:00 

Panel on Austen’s own afterlives in film, fiction and media. 

 

12:30-2:00 

Context Corner Discussion IV. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.

2:00-3:00  

"Regency Celebrity Farewell," by Jocelyn Harris

 

2:00-5:00

JASP + workshop.

 

6:00-7:00

JASP+ presentations; special visit from Andy Mink, vice president of the National Humanities Center. 

Winner of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in Public Humanities

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