The Jane Austen Summer Program is excited to announce its 2017 symposium, “200 Years of PERSUASION.” The fifth annual event will take place June 15-18 in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups each day, as well as join in a Regency ball, partake in an English tea, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The discussions will consider PERSUASION in its historical context as well as its afterlives in fiction and film. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, high school teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and Austen fans—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend! For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit our website janeaustensummer.org.
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