Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Symposium 2013

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the most loved novels in the English language. The School is delighted to extend an invitation to come and celebrate the occasion with experts and fans alike.

From the history of the novel’s reception, to film, television and literary adaptations, and even Austen tourism, we’ll pay tribute to the multiple afterlives of Pride and Prejudice, and revel in the many ways in which an anonymous novel published in Regency England continues to enrich our lives as a cultural tour de force, here and now, in twenty-first century Australia.

Event details

Friday 11 Oct
Location: Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), UQ St Lucia
Welcome address
SW Brooks Public Lecture:
“Civilised Sparring: Making Violent Love in Jane Austen’s Novels of Manners”
Prof Deidre Lynch | University of Toronto
The Lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés.
Dramatic performance by the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE)
Saturday 12 Oct
Location: Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), UQ St Lucia
“Mr Darcy Downunder: Jane Austen in Colonial Australia”
Dr Nathan Garvey (UQ)
 “Erizabesu and Daashii: Pride and Prejudice in Japan”
A/Prof. Tomoko Aoyama (UQ)
Morning Tea
Keynote Lecture:
 “Pride and Prejudice: The Perils of Translation”
Susannah Fullerton | President, Jane Austen Society of Australia
Location: Conference Room (Level 1), Social Sciences and Humanities Library, UQ St Lucia
“Celebrating Pride and Prejudice” A Curator’s Talk, Presented by Fryer Library Staff
Location: Room 216, Prentice Building (42), UQ St Lucia
“Jane Austen: Teen Queen for the 21st Century” Dr Erica Hateley (QUT)
 “Updates Available: 21st-century Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice” Jami Leigh Acworth (UQ/JASA)
Afternoon tea
Screening of Pride and Prejudice (Dir. Robert Z. Leonard, 1940)
Introduced by A/Prof. Jason Jacobs (UQ)

Register your attendance
Numbers for this event are limited to 80 per day.
For more information, or to register your attendance, please email us with your preferred date/s.

Speaker bios

Professor Deidre LynchDeidre Shauna Lynch is Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto. Her publications include The Economy of Character: Novels, Market Culture and the Business of Inner Meaning, Cultural Institutions of the Novel (co-edited with William Warner), Janeites: Austen’s Disciples and Devotees, editions of Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft, and many articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and the theory and history of the novel. Her new book entitled At Home in English: A Cultural History of the Love of Literature is forthcoming.

Suzanna FullertonSusannah Fullerton has been President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for the past 18 years. She is the author of Jane Austen and Crime, A Dance with Jane Austen, and her latest book is Happily Ever After: A Celebration of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She leads literary tours to the UK, France and USA and is a well-known speaker about Jane Austen and other famous writers.

200 Years of Pride and Prejudice | 11-12 Oct 2013