“Jane Austen’s Scholarly Persuasions” (NCPR Interview by Todd Moe)

North Country Public Radio’s “The Eight O’Clock Hour” with Todd Moe and Martha Foley is a staple of north country culture. Todd Moe asked me some questions about “Jane Austen and the Arts” and commented on his own experience encountering Jane Austen fans–at Comic-Con!   It included zombies.  Listen to the full interview here.


Jane Austen & the Arts is Nearly Here!

Though formal registration for the 3-day conference has closed, everyone is welcome to the English Country Dance, Friday March 24, 7-9:30 in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Warren Ballrooms (Angel College Center).  The dance will be called by Sharon Schenkel, who will also conduct a brief pre-dance workshop beginning at 7 p.m.  A $5 admission fee for non-registered participants can be paid at the door.

Live period music by members of Les Triolets.

A Whist Table, complete with genial Whist mentors, Timothy Murphy and Grant Novotny.

A raffle of Jane Austen goodies, including Peter Sabor’s The Cambridge Companion to Emma will take place during the dance.

Light refreshments will be served.  Period dress welcome but not necessary.  Most of us will dress in casual attire.

Registration Deadline: 15 March at 11 p.m.

We are delighted to report that registration for SUNY Plattsburgh’s “Jane Austen & the Arts” has been enthusiastic.  This means, however, that we will be closing  registration on Wednesday, March 15th at 11 p.m.  Please register for the conference online before that date if you are interested in attending the conference.

No registration is necessary to attend the English Country Dance, where conference participants will provide live period music, Sharon Schenkel will both call the dance and conduct the pre-dance workshop, and a Whist table will offer instruction and playing time for those not interested in dancing.  $5 admission is payable at the door.

Please contact Anna Battigelli if you have questions about registration.  The conference and English Country Dance are open to the public.