Jane Austen & Co. Webinars to Explore Austen's ties to Japan and India


Jane Austen & Co. has announced its latest round of presentations in its latest FREE webinar series, "Asia & the Regency."


Translation and Transformation of Pride and Prejudice in Modern Japan

On Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. (EST), Dr. Noriyuki Harada of Keio University will discuss popular translations and adaptations of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" in Japan; its influence on modern Japanese literature; and why Austen still proves to be so popular among Japanese audiences. Register here.



Emma in Bollywood: The Small World of Aisha

On Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (EST), Tristanne Connolly of St. Jerome's University at the University of Waterloo will talk about the film "Aisha," a Hindi-language adaptation of "Emma." The 2010 film moves the action of Highbury to Delhi. Register here.


Jane Austen and India, Jane Austen in India

On Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. (EST), scholar Barnita Bagchi will discuss Austen's connections to India, and the writer's influence on the 19th-century writer Kashibai Kanitkar (1861-1948). In her lecture Bagchi will focus on "Catharine, or the Bower" and explore Austen's legacy in works such as Anita Desai’s "Clear Light of Day" (1980), Vikram Seth’s "A Suitable Boy" (1993), and Gurinder Chadha’s film "Bride and Prejudice" (2004). Register here.

And don't forget! You can watch all past presentations in this series -- as well as webinars from our "Race and the Regency" and "At Home with Jane Austen" series -- on our YouTube channel.