All events are virtual and subject to change.
All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time.
Thursday, June 17
Emporium open. (Will be open throughout program.)
Concierge/Help Desk open
Teachers’ forum. (Caitlin Donovan & Kathryn Edelstein)
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.
Louis Round Wilson Library rare-book and manuscript exhibit, "The Worlds Within Austen's Two Inches of Ivory"
Ackland Art Museum tour, “Art and Empire: The Exterior Forces of Austen’s Interior World.”
Embroidery workshop with a visit from Jennie Batchelor.
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.
Trivia game based on the assigned readings.
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
Concierge/Help Desk open
Context Corner I: “Spilling the Tea: Contextualizing Tea, Gender, and Race in the Regency.” Elevenses with demonstration. (KC Hysmith)
Context Response Discussion Session I. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.
Teachers Scholarship Recipients’ & Essay Contest Winners’ Lunch.
Plenary address: “Turbans, Tunics, and Turkish Gauze: Eastern Inspiration in Regency Fashion,” by Samantha Bullat.
“‘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."
Context Corner II: Publication history. (Liz Shand)
Context Response Discussion Session II. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.
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
Concierge/Help Desk open.
Context Corner III: Whigs and Tories. (Anne Fertig)
Context Response Discussion Session III. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.
Elevenses: “‘The Keys to the Wine and Closet’: Austen’s World of Food and Drink” AND the first-ever JASPBO (Jane Austen Summer Program Bake Off). (KC Hysmith and Eric Bontempo)
ENGL 235 student “poster” presentations.
Plenary address: “Writing in Austen’s England,” by R.B. Bartgis.
Penmanship workshop #1 with R.B. Bartgis.
Murder mystery game. (With special appearance by Susannah Fullerton)
Screen on your own: "Bridgerton," Episode 1.
Sunday, June 20
Concierge/ Help Desk open.
Penmanship workshop #2 with R.B. Bartgis.
Context Corner IV: Motherhood. (Katherine Stein)
Panel on Austen’s own afterlives in film, fiction and media.
Context Corner Discussion IV. Discussion groups in breakout rooms.
"Regency Celebrities" by Jocelyn Harris.
JASP Farewell and sneak peek of next year.