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Jane Austen Summer Program

Co-director of the Jane Austen Summer Program

Chapel Hill & Carrboro, North Carolina Our award-winning 4-day symposium focuses on one of Austen’s works each summer.

The Jane Austen Summer Program (JASP) is designed to appeal to anyone with a passion for all things Austen. Participants include people from all walks of life, as well as established scholars, high school teachers, and students from middle school through graduate school. Past, Present and Future JASP:

  • June 27-30, 2013: “Pride and Prejudice at 200.”

  • June 12-15, 2014: “Sense and Sensibility Revisited.”

  • June 18-21, 2015: “Emma at 200.”

  • June 16-19, 2016: “Mansfield Park & its Afterlives.”

  • June 15-18, 2017:”200 Years of Persuasion.

  • June 14-17, 2018: “200 Years of Horror: Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein.

  • June 20-23, 2019: “Pride and Prejudice and its Afterlives.”

  • June 18-21, 2020: “Jane Austen & her World.” (Postponed to June 17-20, 2021 and moved online)

  • June 16-19, 2022: “Jane Austen and Shakespeare.”

  • June 15-18, 2023: “Jane Austen’s Teenage Writings.”

Co-director: James Thompson

Co-sponsors: Program of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English and Comparative Literature, and IAH.


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