Thousands of fans of Jane Austen are celebrating this year, marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of her novel, Pride and Prejudice. Two hundred years later, it seems that Jane Austen is a "rock star" of literary publishing, and her influence on popular culture continues to soar.
Please join the University Libraries, the English Department, the Theatre Department, the Greensboro Public Library, and other interested parties in the celebration. A fuller schedule and event details will be released soon, but among the events confirmed are:
- Hepsie Roskelly will lead a public discussion on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room in the Alumni House on the UNCG campus entitled "Loving Jane" about how participants are drawn to Austen, and what aspects of popular culture have attracted them, ranging from film and TV adaptations to parodies to zombie movies. Dr. Roskelly will engage the audience in assessing why they like Austen and how widely she has influenced our modern culture.
- a UNCG Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan from the novel by Jane Austen. Directed by John Gulley. Taylor Theatre, February 14-23, 2014. 8 pm on February 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 pm on February 16 & 23; 7:30 pm February 18-20. Tickets will go on sale July 31