CFP: Keira Knightley and Jane Austen (9/24/06; BWWC, 4/12/07-4/15/07)
British Women Writers Conference
University of Kentucky, April 12-15th
Deadline: September 24th
(Working) Panel Title: Keira Knightley and Jane Austen: The New Pride
Jane Austen?s novels are the subjects of numerous film adaptations.
Pride and Prejudice appears particularly prone to adaptation. There
have been at least four major films based directly on Austen?s novel,
and numerous ?spin-offs,? including Bridget Jones Diary and Bride and
Prejudice. This proposed panel for the 2007 British Women Writers
Conference solicits papers focusing on the most recent adaptation of
Pride and Prejudice: the 2005 Focus Features film starring Keira
Knightley and Matt MacFayden.