All events are at the Hampton Inn-Carrboro/Chapel Hill unless otherwise noted.
Please note that the events listed are subject to change! 

Thursday, June 17

7:00–10:00

Warm buffet breakfast at the Hampton Inn (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.)
 

8:00–9:00

Meeting for presenters, mandatory for graduate students and discussion leaders.
 

9:00–2:00

Conference registration and check-in. All participants receive packets and name tags.
 

9:00–5:00

Emporium open.
 

9:00–12:00

Creative Writing Workshop: “Creating Your Own Adaptation.” Requires separate registration.

11:00–2:30 

Louis Round Wilson Library Rare Book and Manuscript Exhibit and Ackland Art Museum exhibit tour  (UNC campus).
 

12:00–1:30

Lunch on your own (many options near the Hampton Inn and on UNC campus).
 

1:30–2:30

Teachers’ Forum 1
 

2:45–3:45 

Dancing 101 Session

4:00–4:15 

Welcome (Inger Brodey and James Thompson)

4:15–5:15

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.
 

5:15–6:15

Mixer and social hour (by pool, weather permitting).

 

6:15–7:15

Welcome dinner
 

7:15–8:15

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.
 

8:30–10:00

Dance Instruction Session 1: Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers.  (You may attend all or any of the dance instruction sessions; each one will focus on different dances that will be included in our ball; you are free to bring your ticketed ball guests to all the dance practices.)

Friday, June 18

8:00–9:00

Warm breakfast buffet.  (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.)

8:00–6:00

Emporium open.

9:00–10:00

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

10:00–11:00

Elevenses.

11:00–11:15

Context Corner I

11:15-12:00

Context Response Discussion Session I. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.

12:00–2:00

Lunch on your own, or boxed lunch (information TBA)

12:30–2:00

Turban-making Workshop I with Samantha Bullat (requires separate registration); boxed lunch available.

12:30–2:00

Screening of "Becoming Jane Austen"; boxed lunch available.

12:30–2:00

Teachers Scholarship Recipients’ & Essay Contest Winners’ Lunch.

2:15–3:15

“‘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.

3:15–3:30

Context Corner II

3:45–4:30

Context Response Discussion Session II.  Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.

4:30–6:00

Dance Instruction Session 2: Mr. Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers.

(Dinner on your own)

7:30–8:45

Original Theatrical Productions: Jane Austen’s “History of England” (adapted and directed by Adam and Blanche McCune) and “Manydown” (written and directed by Sarah Rose Kearns); Q/A session with directors and actors to follow the performance.

8:45–10:00

Film screening: "Miss Austen Regrets".

9:00–11:00

Regency Pub Crawl. (Three select locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill.) Leave from lobby.

Saturday, June 19

8:00–9:00

Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.).

9:00–5:00

Emporium open.

9:15–9:30

Context Corner III

9:30–10:30

Context Response Discussion Session III. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.

10:30–11:00

Elevenses; ENGL 340 Poster Session 1.

10:45 Silent auction ends (payment and pickup to be completed by 5 p.m.).

11:15–12:15

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

12:15–2:15

Lunch on your own, or boxed lunches.

12:15-1:00

Book signing for visiting authors.

1:00-2:15

Penmanship Workshop I with Benjamin Bartgis (separate registration required)

12:45-2:00

Turban-making Workshop II with Samantha Bullat (requires separate registration)

1:00–2:00

ENGL 340 Undergraduate Poster Session 2.

2:15–3:15

Dance Etiquette Session or Hair Workshop (TBA)

3:15–4:30

Dance Instruction Session 3: Mr Jack Maus of Syllabub and the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers.

4:30-7:00

Dinner on own (light refreshments served at ball)

7:00–10:30 The Regency Ball

Location TBA. (Shuttle transportation TBA.)

Syllabub Players: Jack Maus, caller;  Walt Robinson, recorders; Julie Gorka, piano; Dean Herington; and Mara Shea

Sunday, June 20

8:00–9:30

Warm buffet breakfast (Breakfast is actually served from 6-10 a.m.).

9:00–12:00

Emporium open.

9:00–10:15

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

10:15-10:30

Context Corner IV

10:30-11:15

Context Corner Discussion IV. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.

11:15-12:30

Penmanship Workshop II with Benjamin Bartgis (separate registration required). Optional Lunchbox.

12:15-1:00

Teachers’ Forum 2. Optional box lunch.

1:00-1:45

Open Session led by James and Inger.

1:45–2:15

Formal farewell, leave-taking, prizes and sundry announcements. Special visit from Andy Zink, vice president of the National Humanities Center.

3:00–5:00 English Afternoon Tea

Carolina Inn Old Well Room (Click for directions) (separate registration required; information TBA). Free valet parking for our group.

Monday, June 21–Thursday, June 24

NHC/JASP Scholar Workshops continue at the National Humanities Center.

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