Oh, What a Program!

All talks will take place in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Warren Ballroom, Cardinal Lounge, or Alumni Conference Center.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

8-10  CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

9-10:15  Opening Remarks, Andrew Buckser, Dean of Arts and Sciences, SUNY                   Plattsburgh

Session 1:       AUSTEN’S LETTERS AND CHARACTERS

Chair, Christyn Bork (SUNY Brockport)

  • Gabrielle A. Westcott (SUNY Plattsburgh), “Exposing Character: The Art of Letter Writing in Pride and Prejudice”
  • Kelsey Logan (SUNY New Paltz), “’Sincerely Yours’: The Influence of Male Letters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice”

10:15-10:30  Coffee

10:30-11:45

Session 2:       PROPRIETY AND COGNITION IN AUSTEN’S WORKS

Chair, Amber Baker (SUNY Plattsburgh)

  • Stephanie Boutin (SUNY Plattsburgh), “The Art of Propriety: Jane Austen’s Exploration of Moral and Societal Expectations in Pride and Prejudice
  • Erin Weinberg (Queen’s University), “Occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one’: Reading and Affect in Jane Austen’s Persuasion”
  • Noelle Hedgcock (Syracuse University), “Mediation, Control, and Access to Sympathetic Feeling in Mansfield Park”

12-1  LUNCH

1-2:15

Session 3:       CONSTRUCTING EMPIRE/CONSTRUCTING SELF

Chair, Catherine Morse (Buffalo State University)

  • Laurena Tsudama (University of Connecticut), “Estate Improvement, British Imperialism, and Slavery in Mansfield Park”
  • Claudia Martin (Binghamton University), “Art and Artifice: Lady Susan and the Authorial Process”
  • Hannah Hempstead (Binghamton University), “From Strawberry Hill to Northanger Abbey: The Romance of Building and Deconstructing the Gothic”

2:15-2:30  Coffee

2:30-3:45

Session 4:      AUSTEN’S ARTISTS AND THEIR INSTRUMENTS

Chair, Kym Taylor (McGill University)

  • Marissa Collins (SUNY Purchase), “Music as Cultural Capital and Social Positioning in Emma”
  • Megan Throne (Villanova University), “A Space of One’s Own: Relationships and their Effects on Artistry in Jane Austen’s Novels”
  • Olivia Carpenter (Harvard University), “Mrs. Bates’s Knitting”: Knitting, Art, and Gender in Emma”

4-4:20

Session 5:SONG CYCLE PERFORMANCE

Presenter, Jo Ellen Miano (SUNY Plattsburgh)

  • Meagan Martin and Douglas Sumi (UCLA), “Marianne Dashwood: Songs of Love and Misery” (Music by Aferdian Stephens and Text by Marella Martin Koch)

4:30

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION (Nina Winkel Sculpture Gallery)

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

8-10   CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

9-10:15

LAW & ARTLESSNESS

Chair, Genie Babb (SUNY Plattsburgh)

  • Elaine Bander (Dawson College, Canada), “Austen’s ‘Artless’ Heroines: Catherine and Fanny”
  • Nancy Johnson (SUNY New Paltz), “Legal Arts and Artifacts”
  • Cheryl Nixon (University of Massachusetts), “Jane Austen and Family Law”

10:15-10:30 Coffee

10:30-11:45

Session 2: THEATER & BALLET

Chair, Nancy Johnson (SUNY New Paltz)

  • Deborah Payne (American University), “Jane Austen and the Theatre? Perhaps Not So Much”
  • Marcie Frank (Concordia University), “Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Jane Austen’s Theatrical Imagination.”
  • Cheryl Wilson (Stevenson University), “Everything is Beautiful: Jane Austen at the Ballet”

11:45-12:00 Coffee

12:00-1:15

Session3: TEXTS & READING

  • Jacqueline George (SUNY New Paltz), “Motion Sickness: The Fate of Reading in ‘Modern’ Sanditon”
  • Barbara Benedict (Trinity College, CT), “ ‘What Oft was Thought’: Wit, Conversation, Poetry and Pope in Jane Austen’s Works”
  • Marilyn Francus (West Virginia University), “Jane Austen, Marginalia, and Book Culture”

1:15-2:15 BUFFET LUNCH, Warren Ballroom

2:30-3:30

Presenter, President John Ettling

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Peter Sabor (McGill University), “Portraiture as Misrepresentation in the Novels and Early Writings of Jane Austen”

3:30-3:45 Coffee

3:45-5:00

Session 4: JANE AUSTEN & THE SPECTACLE OF ART

Chair, Karen Blough (SUNY Plattsburgh)

  • Jocelyn Harris (University of Otago), “What Jane Saw—in Henrietta Street”
  • Douglas Murray (Belmont University, TN), “Jane Austen Goes to the Opera”

7:00-9:30 English Country Dance and Dance Workshop, Warren Ballroom

SATURDAY, March 25

9-10:15

Session 5: MATERIAL INTO ART

  • Natasha Duquette (Tyndale University College, Canada), “ ‘A Very Pretty Amber Cross’: Material Sources of Austenian Aesthetics”
  • Tonya Moutray (Russell Sage Colleges, NY), “Religious Views: Austen’s Picturesque and Sublime Abbeys”
  • Hope Greenberg (The University of Vermont), “Jane Austen & the Art of Fashion”

10:15-10:30 Coffee

10:30-11:45

Session 6: AUSTEN’S EKPHRASTIC MOMENTS

  • Juliette Wells (Goucher College), “‘A Likeness Pleases Everyone’: Portraiture, Ekphrasis, and the Accomplished Woman in Emma
  • Tim Erwin (UNLV), “The Comic Visions of Emma Woodhouse”
  • Ellen Moody (George Mason University), “Ekphrastic Patterns in Jane Austen”

11:45-12 Coffee

12-1:15

Session 7: PLAYING JANE

Chair, Jon Chatlos (SUNY Plattsburgh)

  • John O’Neill (Hamilton College), “Adaptation, Appropriation, and Intertextuality in Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship”
  • John Havard (SUNY Binghamton), “Feeling Bad with Austen: From William Cowper to Woody Allen.”
  • John Leffel (SUNY Cortland), “Sanditon and Speculation”

1:15-2:15 Box Lunch

TOURS OF THE KENT DELORD HOUSE MUSEUM AVAILABLE AFTER 2:00 P.M. To secure a space and tour time, please call the Kent Delord House Museum directly: (518) 561-1035, M-F 9-3.

This conference is made possible by a grant from SUNY Conversations in the disciplines.  Additional support has been provided by SUNY Plattsburgh.