Jane Austen Superstar

December 11, 2017

December 12, 2017

Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal


Event Description

Jane Austen Superstar.
Readership, Translation & Criticism in the 21st century

The conference would like to celebrate Jane Austen’s life and work by discussing (a) how her books form part of the contemporary experience of love, gender, family, social and pecuniary relations and (b) how her writing style, her silences as well as her favourite topics, and her language have shaped modern-day literature, both in the UK and abroad.

The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation followed by questions. Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100 words) to austensuperstar@gmail.com by August 27, 2017.

Proposals should list the paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by September 18, 2017.

Papers on the following topics are welcome:

Authorship and (in)visibility
Austen and feminism
Jane goes to Hollywood
Austen and TV adaptations
Austen as a popular icon (fashion, books, visual icon, and other memorabilia)
Austen’s critical fortune
Austen and (the absence) of history
Austen and / in the great tradition
Masculinities & the economics of power
Jane and mothers
Austen and the social value of gossip
Flattery in Jane Austen
Jane in translation / Translating Austen
Places in Austen
Austen and politics
‘Janeitism’: from fandom to commodification

Keynote lecturers:
Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)
Helena Kelly (Mansfield College, Oxford)


CECC (Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura)


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