UPCOMING EVENTS

December 3, 2022

JANE AUSTEN AND THE MUSICAL ARTS

In-Person Full-Day Event concluding with a dance lesson:  The Grand, Long Beach

Featured Presentations:  Taking Music Seriously:  Scenes of Musical Performance in Four Film Adaptations of Emma presented by Dr. Colleen Reardon; In the Music Room with Jane Austen:  Musical Performance by Flutist Ann Erwin and Pianist Edith Orloff; Dancing with Jane Austen presented by Cara King; English Country Dancing Lesson taught by Dance Master Cara King. This is a beginner level dance lesson.

 

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January 28, 2023

College Students Take On Jane Austen
Zoom Presentation by students of Dr. Jason Solinger, 18th Century scholar, University of Mississippi
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific
February 11, 2023
Regency Noir: Romance, Race and the Rise of ‘The Woman of Colour’.
In-Person Event Regency Noir is examined within the recent outgrowth of scholarship on the anonymous novel ‘The Woman of Colour’ (1808) and considers how scholars may learn from reimagined narratives foregrounding Black characters.
Presented by Dr. Leigh-Michil George, Lecturer, UCLA English Department
In-Person Half-Day Event: Location TBD
March 4, 2023
Coverture and Marriage Law in Early America
Zoom Presentation by Dr. Catherine Allgor, President, Massachusetts Historical Society
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific
May 6, 2023

MISS AUSTEN GOES TO WASHINGTON:  JANE AUSTEN AND POLITICS

In-Person Full-Day Event concluding with an optional tour:  Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, Riverside

Featured speakers:  Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside), former high school English teacher who launched a Jane Austen reading group on Capitol Hill; Dr. Danielle Spratt, Professor at Cal State Northridge on “Austen and the Politics of Resistance”; and Susan Straight, acclaimed author and Riverside native.