The Conference

Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

October 10, 11, and 12

 

The Regency Ball

(costume optional, dress elegant)

Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio

October 12, 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
 

On October 10, 11, and 12, CELIA will celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. Published in 1813, Austen’s famous novel and the adaptations it continues to inspire have captured the hearts of readers and the minds of researchers. Please join us to celebrate Pride and Prejudice’s 200th birthday and to learn more about Jane Austen and Regency England.

Events are open to the public and will include

  • a Regency Ball, featuring live music and performances, drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and more! Costume optional, dress: elegant. Purchase your tickets here
  • scholarly symposium with experts on Jane Austen and British literature, history, and culture
  • a theatrical performance
  • opportunities for workshops and discussion groups
  • displays of student research
  • an English tea service, and a luncheon

Registration for Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial


Option 1: Attend the Conference and the Regency Ball

Register for the entire event (includes admission to all lectures, workshops, breakout discussions, and presentations, as well as the theatrical performance, luncheon, English tea service, and one ticket to the Regency Ball - dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant: $189.00. This option is not for Wright State faculty, staff, or students; see Option 4, below.

  • Optional graduate credit can be awarded from the WSU College of Education and Human Services. To receive credit, you must be registered for the entire conference (Option 1, above). Download the College Credit Registration Form at http://brochures.lerntools.com/pdf_view.cfm?id=1512.

Option 2: Single admission to the Regency Ball only

Purchase a ticket to the Regency Ball: $49.00 (does not include admission to lectures, workshops, breakout discussions, and presentations, the theatrical performance, luncheon, or English tea service). Dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant.


Option 3: Admission for two to the Regency Ball only

Purchase two tickets to the Regency Ball: $89.00 (does not include admission to lectures, workshops, breakout discussions, and presentations, the theatrical performance, luncheon, or English tea service). Dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant.


Option 4: Wright State Faculty, Staff, and Students Attending  the Conference (does not include the Regency Ball)

Register for the entire event for Wright State faculty and staff (includes admission to all lectures, workshops, breakout discussions, and presentations, as well as the theatrical performance, luncheon, and English tea service; this does not include a ticket to the Regency Ball): free. One ticket to the Regency Ball is available for $39.00; dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant. Additional tickets are available using Option 2 or 3, above.


Option 5: One-day Registration

Register for one day of the conference (includes admission to all lectures, workshops, breakout discussions, presentations, theatrical performance, and English tea service; it does not include the luncheon, or ticket to the Regency Ball): $80.00. This registration is not for Wright State faculty and staff; see Option 4, above. For tickets to the Regency Ball, choose Option 2 or 3, above.


Option 6: Student Rush Ticket to the Regency Ball only

WSU students may purchase one ticket to the Regency Ball to be held at Memorial Hall in Dayton for $10. Dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant.


Option 7: WSU Faculty or Staff Ticket to the Regency Ball only

WSU faculty or staff ticket to the Regency Ball to be held at Memorial Hall in Dayon for $39.00.  Dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant.



The tabs below will provide more details about Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial. For questions and more information, please contact the event coordinator, Dr. Crystal B. Lake at crystal.lake@wright.edu.

Schedule

Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 8

Please come to the Dunbar Library at Wright State University to view the film

Pride & Prejudice

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 5:00pm in room 441 (Fordham Room)

Get fired up for the Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial conference and related events later in the week by joining us for a viewing of the 2005 film with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen.  Hope to see you there! 

If you have questions, please contact Piper Martin, Humanities Librarian, at piper.martin@wright.edu

Seating is limited.

Thursday, October 10

11:00am-5:30pm Registration open  Commons
11:00am-5:30pm Poster Displays and Exhibit Commons
1:00pm-2:00pm Laura Vorachek (University of Dayton),
“The Piano in the World of Jane Austen”
Schuster Hall
2:15pm-2:45pm Noeleen McIlvenna (Wright State University), “The War of 1812” Schuster Hall
3:00pm-4:15pm

Jane Austen Goes Global

Nira Gupta-Casale (Kean University), “Jane Austen Goes Bollywood: Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Bride and Prejudice’ and the Problem of Translating Irony”

Lisa Tyler (Sinclair Community College), “Postcolonial Austen: Reconciling 21st-Century Globalism and the Nineteenth-Century Novel in ‘Bride and Prejudice’”

Shu-Fang Lai (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan), “Translating Pride and Prejudice in Taiwan”

Schuster Hall
4:30pm-5:30pm James Mulholland (North Carolina State University), “Mail-Order Brides: Austen’s Contemporaries Portray Love and Marriage in Calcutta” Schuster Hall

Friday, October 11

8:00am-4:00pm Registration open Commons
8:00am-4:00pm Poster Displays and Exhibit Commons
8:30am-9:45am

New Undergraduate Research on Jane Austen

Katie Mullins (Wright State University), “‘Practise Very Constantly:’ The Politics of Accomplishment in Pride and Prejudice

Tori Lane (Wright State University), “Order in the Courtship: 200 Years of Assigning Meaning to the Courtship Practices in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice"

Heather Weis (Wright State University), “Dreaming of War: The Culture of War as Entertainment in Pride and Prejudice

Schuster Hall
10:00am-10:30am Carol Herringer (Wright State University), “Pride, Prejudice, and Parsons” Schuster Hall
10:45am-11:45am Sean Silver (University of Michigan), “Jane Austen in the Information Age” Schuster Hall
12:00pm-1:30pm Luncheon with Marilyn Francus (West Virginia University), “Pride and Prejudice Goes Interactive: ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’” Library Overhang
1:45-3:00pm

Jane Austen in the Twenty-First Century

Phyllis Bottomer (Independent Scholar), “Social Awkwardness: Viewing Some of Austen’s Characters Through the Lens of Twenty-First Century Knowledge of Autistic Spectrum Disorders”

Karen C. Hadley (University of Louisville), “Jane Austen, Regency Zombies, and the ‘Monstrous Future’ of Capitalism”

Cheryl Comparativo (University of Cincinnati), “The Austen Obsession: Jane’s Continuing Relevance and Cultural Power in the Twenty-First Century”

Schuster Hall
3:15pm-4:15pm Robert Markley (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne), “Is Mr. Darcy a Virgin?: Masculine Sexuality in Pride and Prejudice Schuster Hall
4:30-5:30pm English Tea Service with Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery Series author, Carrie Bebris Library Overhang
7:30pm-8:30pm Staged reading of Darcy and Elizabeth, a one-act adaptation of Pride and  Prejudice Schuster Hall

Saturday, October 12

9:00am-4:45pm Poster Displays and Exhibit Commons
9:00am-10:30am

Teaching Pride and Prejudice: A Pedagogy Roundtable

  • Jodi Wyett (Xavier University)
  • Laura Gray (Wright State University)
  • Lisa Ottum (Xavier University)
  • Crystal B. Lake (Wright State University)
  • Cynthia D. Richards (Wittenberg University)
  • Sally Lamping (Wright State University)
Schuster Hall
10:45am-11:30am

Gender in Pride and Prejudice

Stacey Donald (Devry University), “Silly Men: Austen and the Parody of Masculinity in Pride and Prejudice

Douglas Murray (Belmont University), “‘Fine Eyes:’ Male and Female Gazes in Pride and Prejudice

James Tyler (Independent Scholar), “Failures of the Father: Mr. Bennet’s Vital Role in Establishing the New Mistress of Pemberley”

Schuster Hall
1:00pm-2:00pm Devoney Looser (Arizona State University), “Jane Austen and the Women’s Movement” Schuster Hall
2:15pm-3:30pm

New Perspectives on Elizabeth Bennet

Toni Guthrie (Independent Scholar), “Women Who Like to Read: Jane Austen’s and Elizabeth Bennet’s Views of Education”

Margaret Dunn (Wright State University), “Lessons in Mentorship from Elizabeth Bennet”

Lori Halvorsen Zerne (Independent Scholar), “Ideology in ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’”

Andrea Coldwell Cabus (Coker College), “Imagining Future Janeites: YA Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice”

Schuster Hall
3:45pm-4:45pm The Elizabeth Harden Plenary Lecture, featuring Janine Barchas (University of Texas at Austin), “"What Jane Saw: An Example in Digital Humanities" Schuster Hall
8:00pm-11:00pm Regency Ball featuring drinks, food, live music, instruction on Regency dance, informational exhibits, and theatrical performances. Dress for the Regency Ball is costume optional, dress elegant.

Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton, OH

(see map below)

All events scheduled to take place in the Creative Arts Center on Wright State University’s campus, with the exception of the Regency Ball on Saturday, October 12; directions to Wright State and the Creative Arts Center are available at the Wright State Maps site.


View Map for directions from WSU to Memorial Hall

People

Janine Barchas, PhD

Janine Barchas, PhD (plenary speaker): Janine is a Professor of English at the University of Texas-Austin. Her first book, Graphic Design: Print, Culture, and the Eighteenth- Janine BarchasCentury Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2003), explores the rich world of eighteenth-century novels, arguing that their material forms, illustrations, and designs were often as significant and innovative as the stories they told. Her recent book, Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) uncovers the real-life politicians, celebrities, and places alluded to in Jane Austen’s novels. She’s been the recipient of the “Best Book of the Year” award by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS), the Newberry Library, and the Bibliographical Society of America. Her recent project, whatjanesaw.org, is an innovative recreation of an art exhibit that Jane Austen attended in 1813.

Devoney Looser, PhD

Devoney LooserDevoney Looser, PhD (plenary speaker). Devoney, formerly  the Catherine P. Middlebush Chair of English at the University of Missouri, is in the English department at Arizona State University. Devoney is the author of Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-2000 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), among numerous other articles, reviews, and essays. She is also working now on several new projects, including a book-length project on Jane Austen and feminism. Devoney has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York Public Library, the Huntington Library, Kings’ College London, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. In 2008, she served as the Jane Austen Scholar in Resident at Goucher College.

Robert Markley, PhD

Robert MarkleyRobert Markley, PhD (plenary speaker). Robert Markley is the W.D. and Sara E. Trowbridge Professor of English at the University of Illinois. Bob is the author of several books; his most recent book is The Far East and The English Imagination, 1600-1730 (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Bob’s work examines a range of topics in the long eighteenth century, including the history of empires, and science and technology. He is the author of the essay on the economic contexts of Pride and Prejudice for the recently published Cambridge Companion to Pride and Prejudice. His presentation at Wright State is titled, “Is Mr. Darcy a Virgin? Masculine Sexuality in Pride and Prejudice.”

Marilyn Francus, PhD

Marilyn Francus

Marilyn Francus, PhD (plenary speaker). Marilyn is an Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University. She is the editor of The Burney Journal and the author most recently of Monstrous Motherhood: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Ideology of Domesticity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Marilyn is also the author of numerous articles on Jane Austen and the recipient of fellowships from Chawton House and The Burney Centre. Her presentation at Wright State will explore the myriad adaptations of Pride and Prejudice in film and print that have appeared recently.

Laura Vorachek, PhD

Laura VoracheckLaura Vorachek, PhD (plenary speaker): Laura Vorachek is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Dayton. She specializes in Victorian literature and nineteenth-century musical culture.  Her work has appeared in Victorian Periodicals Review, Victorian Literature and Culture, Victorians, Clio, Clues, and Persuasions. Professor Vorachek's talk is titled “The Piano in the World of Jane Austen."

James Mulholland, PhD

James Mulholland, PhD (plenary speaker): James is an Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina State University. His book, Sounding Imperial: Poetic Voice and the Politics of Empire, 1730-1820 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) examines an experimental tradition by which British authors James Mulhollanddrew on oral voices and foreign speakers to create new types of poetry. It was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2013. His next research project, called Literary Calcutta, focuses on the emergence of Anglo-Indian literature during the late eighteenth century. His work has also appeared in ELH, Oral Tradition, among others, and he has held fellowships at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry and the Folger Library.

Sean Silver, PhD

Dean SilverSean Silver, PhD (plenary speaker): Sean Silver is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan.  His current project examines eighteenth-century models of the intellect through the technical innovations—the libraries, museums, gardens and books—upon which those models were based; it is an exhibition catalogue of the objects and collections people used to imagine themselves. His presentation will be entitled, “Jane Austen in the Information Age” and will address the slippery matter of the fact, of information, and of truths universally acknowledged in Austen’s early novels.

Crystal Lake, PhD — Conference Coordinator

Crystal Lake completed her PhD at the University of Missouri in 2008, specializing in eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature. From 2008-2011, Crystal was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Crystal Lake

Crystal’s research examines the relationships between literary texts and material culture in Britain from 1660-1840. Crystal is currently completing two major projects: a study of eighteenth-century archaeology and a history of Regency parties. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in English Literary History (ELH), The Review of English Studies (RES), Modern Philology, The Eighteenth Century, and The Cambridge Companion to Romantic Women Writers. Her research has been supported by fellowships from The Lewis Walpole Library, The Yale Center for British Art, and The Chawton House Library, and she has been recognized with awards from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Writers.  Crystal joined the faculty in the English Department at Wright State University in Fall of 2011.

Projects

Pride and Prejudice: The Student Blog

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Visit the blog site featuring original research by undergraduate students at Wright State University on the cultural and historical contexts surrounding Pride and Prejudice. prideandprejudice200.blogspot.com

 

Pride and Prejudice: The Reader's Guide

Students at Wright State University have developed a comprehensive and innovative Reader's Guide to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Featuring plot summaries, character lists, discussion readers-guide.jpgquestions, bibliographies, student research and much more, the Guide will help you get the most out of Austen's beloved novel, whether you're reading it for the first or the fifteenth time. pride-and-prejudice.creatavist.com/story/4323#/

What Jane Saw

See "What Jane Saw"

"On 24 May 1813, Jane Austen visited an art exhibit at the British Institution in Pall Mall, London. The popular show was the first-ever retrospective of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds Image from the "What Jane Saw" web site(1723-1792), England's celebrated portrait painter. Two centuries later, this e-gallery offers the modern visitor a historical reconstruction of that long-lost Regency blockbuster. Enter via the Rowlandson print at right."

From the landing page of www.whatjanesaw.org

Read more about the cyber exhibit in The New York Times' article "An Exhibit, Set in 1813, Takes an Austen’s-Eye View".

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Levels

Both indiduals and organizations can help sponsor Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentenial. Below are various levels of sponsorship with the accompaning benifits that give you numerous opportunities to help fund this worthy event. For more details on how to be a sponsor, print the appropriate form in either the Individual or Organization Sponsorship area. If you have more questions, contact Crystal Lake at crystal.lake@wright.edu or Hank Dahlman at hank.dahlman@wright.edu.

Individual Sponsorships

Diamond                                                                                 $2,500

  • named sponsorship of one event session, such as one of the public lectures, workshops or panels, or the luncheon or the tea service
  • special recognition in all promotional event materials
  • free registration for four attendees to all symposium events
  • four complimentary tickets to the Regency Ball
  • exclusive invitation to private donor reception on Friday night

Platinum                                                                                  $1,000

  • special recognition in promotional event materials
  • free registration for two attendees to all symposium events
  • two complimentary tickets to the Regency Ball
  • exclusive invitation to private donor reception on Friday night

Gold                                                                                         $500

  • special recognition in promotional event materials
  • free registration for one attendee to all symposium events
  • one complimentary ticket to the Regency Ball

Silver                                                                                       $250

  • special recognition in conference program
  • one complimentary ticket to the Regency Ball

To help sponsor Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial, download the Individual Sponsor Reservation Form (PDF). For more information about Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial, contact Hank Dahlman at (937) 775-2346 or hank.dahlman@wright.edu

Organization Sponsorships

Diamond                                                                                 $5,000

  • named sponsorship of entire event
  • special recognition in all promotional event materials, including the website and advertising as well as a full-page ad in conference program
  • free registration for four attendees to all symposium events
  • four complimentary tickets to the Regency Ball
  • exclusive invitation to private donor reception on Friday night
  • exhibit space

Platinum:                                                                                $2,500

  • named sponsorship of one event session, such as one of the public lectures, workshops or panels, or the luncheon or the tea service
  • special recognition in promotional event materials, including a half-page ad in conference program
  • free registration for four attendees to all symposium events
  • four complimentary tickets to the Regency Ball
  • exclusive invitation to private donor reception on Friday night
  • exhibit space

Gold                                                                                         $1,000

  • special recognition in promotional event materials, including a half-page ad in conference program
  • free registration for two attendees to all symposium events
  • two complimentary tickets to the Regency Ball
  • exclusive invitation to private donor reception on Friday night
  • exhibit space

or

  • special recognition in promotional event materials, including full-page ad in conference program
  • exhibit space

Silver                                                                                       $500

  • special recognition in promotional event materials, including a half-page ad in conference program
  • free registration for one attendee to all symposium events
  • one complimentary ticket to the Regency Ball

or

  • special recognition in promotional event materials, including full-page ad in conference program

To help sponsor Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial, download the Organization Sponsor Reservation Form (PDF). For more information about Pride & Prejudice: The Bicentennial, contact Hank Dahlman at (937) 775-2346 or hank.dahlman@wright.edu