Jane Austen Society of North America
2008 Annual General Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
October 2-5

"Jane Austen's Legacy: Life, Love, & Laughter"

Welcome Schedule Plenary Speakers Potpourri
Breakout Sessions Poster Sessions Diversions Banquet & Ball
Registration Hotel Local Information and Attractions Tours and Off-Site Events

Poster Sessions

Poster Presentations will be divided between a two-hour session on Friday and another on Saturday. You may stroll among the Poster Stations and pause for individual or small group conversations with the presenters. The format allows everyone to experience all of the poster presentations. 

1: Friday, October 3     11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


F1. What Would Jane Austen Read? Prequels, Sequels, and
Fan Fiction

Janice F. Fisher, Riverside Illinois Public Library

F2. LOL and ROTFL with Jane Austen: Comic Sensibility in a Cyber-Age

Omaha Region

F3. Fitz and Lizzie: Sharing Austen with Our Children

Jessica Melendez and Victoria Austen Young, Bellflower, CA

F4. Laughter over Tea: Jane Austen and Culinary Pedagogy

 Natasha Duquette, Taylor University College, Edmonton, AB

F5. Jane Austen’s Legacy in Scent

Evangelina Duman, O’Fallon, IL

F6. How Can Jane Austen Inform Us About Global Warming?

Sallie Thorenson, Montrose, CO

F7. “Quite a Simple Thing”: Jane Austen in Simplified Texts for English Language Learners

 Russell Clark, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

F8.  Constructing the Fabric of Jane Austen’s Work Today

Ashley J. Spencer, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

F9. Just Jane: Austen’s Journey Toward Fulfillment
Nancy Moser, Spring Hill, KS

F10. Jane Austen’s Brothers and Sisters in the City of Brotherly Love: 2009 AGM Preview

Eastern Pennsylvania Region 

2: Saturday, October 4     11:15 AM - 1:15 PM


S1. “Ma’am, Is This a Chick Book?” Introducing Austen to Military Students

Joan Vredenburgh, Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport, RI

S2. The Pod-Able Jane: New Insights and Adventures with the Works of Austen Via IPODs and MP3’s

Cynthia Gero-Moore, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA

S3. Miss Austen, Jonathan Strange, and Mr. Norrell

Elaine Bander. Dawson College, Montreal, QC

S4. Laugh with Austen: Cartoons, Comic Strips and Caricatures

Gene Gill, New York, NY (Assisted by Juliet McMaster and members of the Greater New York Region)

S5. How Not to Write an Austen-Inspired Novel

Karen Doornebos, Riverside, IL

S6. “Formed for Elegant and Rational Society”: Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line

Susan Allen Ford, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

S7. Blogging Jane; or, Blog Snarkily and Carry a Big Cluebat

Margaret C. Sullivan, Glenside, PA (plus here and there in Cyber-Space)

S8. A Walk with Jane Austen: Seeing My Life through Austen’s Lens

Lori Smith, Herndon, VA

S9. Mr. Darcy Is an Actor

Katherine Zimolzak, Los Angeles, CA

S10. Jane Austen’s Brothers and Sisters in the City of Brotherly Love: 2009 AGM Preview

Eastern Pennsylvania Region

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