The Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies organises a wide range of conferences and events at Chawton House Library and the University of Southampton. Details of forthcoming conferences in 2013 can be found on the individual conference pages. Details of previous conferences can be viewed in the conference archive.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AT 200 STUDY DAY AT CHAWTON HOUSE LIBRARY
Saturday 9th February 2013, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Join us at Chawton House Library for a study day to celebrate Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, published 200 years ago in January 1813. Four scholars of Austen will discuss her best-loved novel, with a variety of talks focusing on Austen’s style, on reception and legacy, on her life and times, and on twentieth and twenty-first century adaptations. The day will conclude at Jane Austen's House Museum, with a selection of readings from the novel by Elizabeth Garvie, the actress who played Elizabeth Bennet in the 1980 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice.
10 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.
Registration and coffee at Chawton House Library
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
Kathryn Sutherland, Opinions of Pride and Prejudice
11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Bharat Tandon, I do not write for such dull Elves: Finding Voices in Pride and Prejudice
12.30 p.m. - 1.30 p.m. Lunch
1.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.
Shelley Cobb, Pride and Prejudice on Screen
2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
Paula Byrne, The Real Jane Austen: A life in small things
3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Jane Austen House Museum, for tea, readings, and a visit to the exhibition.
Speakers’ brief biographies:
Paula Byrne, Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, is the author of Jane Austen and the Theatre (2002) and of a forthcoming biography of Austen (2013).
Shelley Cobb, University of Southampton, is the author of many articles on screen adaptions of Austen’s novels. Her book Adaptation and Post-Feminist Filmmaking will be published in 2014.
Kathryn Sutherland, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, is the author of Jane Austen’s Textual Lives: From Aeschylus to Bollywood (2005) and of Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts: A Digital and Print Edition (to be published by Oxford University Press).
Bharat Tandon, University of East Anglia, is the author of Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation (2003) and a judge for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Tickets: £40 (£33 pounds for students and Friends of Chawton House Library), to include all refreshments, a two-course lunch at Chawton House Library, and entry to the Jane Austen House Museum.
External conferences and events
Politics and Education in the Very Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1860
A one-day interdisciplinary conference to be held on Saturday 9 March 2013 at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
Convenors: Professor Michele Cohen, Dr Mary Clare Martin, Dr Mark Burden
Keynote Speakers: Kathryn Gleadle, Lissa Paul.
Please follow this link to view the Call for papers:
The English Country House - A Journey through Time. A special interest weekend at Christ Church, Oxford from 11-14 April 2013.
Speakers include: Dr Steven Parissien, Dr Ian Dungavell, Dr Jeremy Musson, Professor Timothy Mowl, Dr Julian Holder, Dr John Goodall.
For further information please see the website: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/conferences/chch-events/special-interest-weekend
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 44 (0)1865 286848
Burney Society of Great Britain: 5th International Conference 21 – 24 July 2013
'Education in the Life and Works of Frances Burney and her Family'
Venue: Gonville and Caius College Cambridge
Keynotes: Professor Peter Sabor, Director of the Burney Centre, McGill University and Philip Olleson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nottingham.
The Burney Society conference invites a broad interpretation of education, and welcomes contributions on any aspect of this rich area of interest in the works, as well as the life, of Frances Burney and her family. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Helen Cooper at email@example.com by 30 September 2012. Papers should last no longer than 20 minutes and be suitable for a mixed audience of academics and people with a general interest in Burney. Please mention any audio visual requirements. Participants will be notified by the end of December 2012.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Burney Society to submit a proposal, but presenters at the conference must be members. For more information about the Burney Society and membership please visit the Burney Society website at: http://theburneysociety-uk.net/