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Pulling it all together

At last - it's time for JASP 2023! All attendees will have received emails with last minute details, the schedule is available on our website, and you'll get a paper copy when you check in, but in case you're curious about some of the events, here is an annotated schedule with links back to all of the blog posts covering what's in store!

Key: Purple items link to blog posts; other links take you to the relevant JASP page; items in maroon are ISLJ crossover events

See you soon!


Thursday, June 15

8:30-10:00 ISLJ annual general meeting.

10:00-2:00 Conference registration/check-in. Receive packets and name tags. Vernon Castle.

10:00-5:00 ​ Costume rental open. Bath. Silent auction. Edward Street.

10:15-11:15 ISLJ: Keynote on George Moses Horton by Eliza Richards. Parklands.

10:30-12:00 Teachers' Forum I. Churchill.


12:00-2:00  Book craft workshop. Led by Lori Mulligan Davis. Gretna-Green.

12:00-2:00  Lunch on your own (many options on the UNC campus and on Franklin Street).

12:45-2:15 ISLJ panel: “‘Juvenilia’ with a small ‘j:’ illustrated manuscripts by children in the Cotsen Children’s Library Parklands.

2:15-2:30  ​

2:30-3:15 Plenary: "Lady Susan and the Ethics of Care," Kimiyo Ogawa. Parklands.


Special Collections Digital Presentation: “Literary Juvenilia in the Time of Jane Austen (plus its Afterlife)." Parklands.


Dance practice I. Carolina Union, GSU-1306 (also called the Carolina Union Rehearsal Space). LINK: Dance instructions.

6:30-8:00 Dinner on your own.


Regency Game Night, hosted by Frans and Ruth Verbunt. Events include an original theatrical, a short talk by our playwright Adam McCune, and fun Regency games, including instruction in whist. Gerrard Hall.


Friday, June 16

9:00-6:00 Costume rental open. Bath, Silent auction. Edward Street.


Context Corner I: "Eighteenth-Century Novelistic Conventions," Olivia Levin. Parklands.


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

10:10-10:45 Elevenses. London.


Plenary panel: Deborah Knuth Klenck: ("'If I am Vain of Anything, it is of my Eloquence': How to Speak like a Bad Person." Lesley Peterson: " 'The favourite Sultana of the great Mogul': Orientalism and Empire in Jane Austen’s 'Jack and Alice'.” Breckyn Wood: "Austen the Editor." Parklands.

12:30-2:00 Lunch on your own.

Sewing Workshop: Make your own cloth doll. Led by Ann Wass. Gretna-Green.

2:00-3:00 Plenary: "Young Writers in Austen's Time," Laurie Langbauer. Parklands.


Context Corner II: "Books of a Lighter Kind: Children's Literature in Georgian England," Madison Storrs. Parklands.


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

4:00-5:00 Plenary: "Intimations of Maturity," Juliet McMaster. Parklands.


Dance practice II. Carolina Union, GSU-1306 (also called the Carolina Union Rehearsal Space). LINK: Dance instructions.

6:30-8:00 Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres. Hyde Hall.

8:15-9:00 A Q&A with Whit Stillman. Varsity Theatre.

9:00-10:30 Screening: "Love & Friendship." Varsity Theatre.


Saturday, June 17

9:00-5:00 Costume rental open. Bath, Silent auction opens. Edward Street.


Context Corner III: "Adolescence and Education in the Late Eighteenth Century," Celeste Siefert. Parklands.


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

10:45-11:30 Elevenses. London, Undergraduate Poster Session I. London.

10:45 Silent auction ends (payment and pickup to be completed by 5:00 p.m. today). Bath.

11:30-12:30 Plenary: "Children's Wear in England, 1790-1820," Ann Wass. Parklands.


Book signing with Whit Stillman, Sayantani DasGupta, Maria Grace, Juliet McMaster, and others. Lesley Castle. Lunch on your own. Undergraduate Poster Session II. London.


Plenary: "Impertinence and Impropriety: Using Dragons to Voice Austen's Big Ideas," Maria Grace. Parklands.

3:00-4:30 Teachers' Forum II. Parklands or Churchill.

4:00-7:00 Dinner on your own.

7:00-10:00 Regency ball. Carolina Union Great Hall. LINK: Dance instructions.


Sunday, June 18

9:00-12:00 Costume Returns. Bath.

9:00-10:00 Plenary: Katie Childs, Chawton House. Via Zoom. Parklands.

10:00-10:15 Context Corner IV: "Music, Class, and Virtue," David Palko. Parklands.

10:15-11:00 Context Response Discussion Session IV. Break into discussion groups in assigned rooms.

11:10-11:45 Elevenses. London.


Adaptations and Afterlives panel discussion with Sayantani DasGupta, Adam McCune, and Sarah Hurley will explore adapting Austen from multiple angles. Hosted by Heather King. Parklands.

1:15-1:45 Formal Farewell, Leave-taking, Prizes, & Sundry Announcements. Parklands.


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