Plenary Speakers

Amanda Vickery
“No Happy Endings? At Home with Miss Bates in Georgian England”
Carol Medine Moss Keynote Lecture

Published in Persuasions 37 (2015).
“No Happy Ending? At Home with Miss Bates in Georgian England”
Persuasions 37 (2015): 134-151.

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Vickery, prize-winning author of The Gentleman’s Daughter (Yale University Press, 1998) and Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (Yale University Press, 2009), is our Carol Medine Moss Keynote Lecturer.  Ms. Vickery has recently been appointed Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.  She lectures on British social, political and cultural history.  She also writes and presents history documentaries for television and radio.  Her TV series, “At Home with the Georgians,” aired in December 2010 in the UK and in 2011 in the US.

Inger Brodey
“Making Sense of Sensibility in Jane Austen’s World”
JASNA North American Scholar Lecture

Published in Persuasions 37 (2015).
“Making Sense of Sensibility in Jane Austen’s World”
Persuasions 37 (2015): 62-80.

We would also like to present our JASNA North American Scholar Lecturer, Dr. Inger Brodey.  Dr. Brodey is the Bank of America Distinguished Term Professor in Honors, an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, an Affiliate faculty in the Department of Asian Studies, an Affiliate faculty in Global Studies, and the Director of the Comparative Literature Program at UNC-CH.  She is also the author of Ruined by Design: Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility.

Rachel M. Brownstein
“Age of Caricature”

Published in Persuasions 37 (2015).
“Character and Caricature: Jane Austen and James Gillray”
Persuasions 37 (2015): 81-93.

Our final plenary lecturer is Rachel M. Brownstein, a professor of English at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is the author of three critically acclaimed books, Why Jane Austen?, Becoming a Heroine: Reading about Women in Novels and Tragic Muse: Rachel of the Comedie-Francaise.  She is a graduate of Hunter College High School and Barnard College, and received her Ph.D in English from Yale University.