Jane Austen and the Arts

Here’s another great conference I just learned about! SUNY Plattsburgh is having a three day conference on Jane Austen and the Arts which starts on March 23 and ends on the 25th.

From the press release:

This conference is intended to bring together the considerable recent scholarly work of faculty both within and outside of the SUNY system.  It welcomes members of the general public, many of whom are themselves experts on Austen.  One day of the conference will be devoted to undergraduate papers in order to provide students with professional experience.  Fittingly, there will be an English Country Dance, complete with a dance workshop led by Sharon Schenkel.

The conference has topics such as “Exposing Character: The Art of Letter Writing in Pride and Prejudice,” “Art and Artifice: Lady Susan and the Authorial Process,” and “Marianne Dashwood: Songs of Love and Misery.” This conference is geared more towards academia but there are loads of topics that would appeal to the general Austen reader. You can find the program listing here.