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New Jersey Region: Old Money, New Money, No Money (VIRTUAL)

Apr 20

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Old Money, New Money, No Money

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Throughout her novels, Jane Austen uses carriages as a financial shorthand to indicate wealth, class, status-seeking, and economic dependency. In her presentation "OldMoney, New Money, No Money: Carriages in Emma," Deborah Paquin will delve into the economics and status represented by carriage culture in Emma and explore how Austen uses the dual nature of carriages to define her characters and drive plot lines. Together, we will seek answers to questions such as: how do carriages introduce us to Miss Hawkins, the future Mrs. Elton, and elaborate on her character; how do Austen’s carriage references in Highbury differ from those highlighted in Pride and Prejudice; and can we decipher and compare the character of Mr. Frank Churchill versus Mr. Knightley strictly through the rhetoric of carriages?

The New Voices speaker for the 2023 JASNA AGM, Paquin has worked in corporate communications in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. Principal of her own PR firm, she specialized in semiconductor companies, working with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies like Intel Corporation. She holds a BS in Business Administration from USC, a Graduate Diploma from the London School of Economics in International Business Studies, and most recently, completed a dual MA in English/MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University in May 2023.

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