714. Teaching Jane Austen in Emerging Contexts
Tuesday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Gardner, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Devoney Looser, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
Speakers: Eric M. Eisner, George Mason Univ.; Emily Friedman, Auburn Univ., Auburn; Beth Lau, California State Univ., Long Beach; Michelle Nancy Levy, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby; Donna S. Parsons, Univ. of Iowa; Meghan Rosing, Lehigh Univ.; Juliette C. Wells, Manhattanville Coll.
Participants consider Jane Austen in emerging contexts, including Gothic literature, book publishing, Romantic poets, Harry Potter, pop cultural Austens, children's literature, and digital environments. Discussion will consider new classroom challenges, particularly in single-author courses, where students may misperceive her circumstances and the scope of her writings.
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