[UPDATE] Pride and Prejudice: Celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen's best-loved novel, 6/21-23/13, Cambridge. Deadline 2/15/13

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Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, UK

The deadline for submission of panel and paper proposals has been extended to 15 February.

2013 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', one of the best-loved English novels of all time. Our conference will celebrate two hundred years of 'Pride and Prejudice' by uniting the past with the present. Leading Austen specialists will consider the novel both in its original historical context and through the lens of the numerous screen adaptations and literary spin-offs the book has subsequently inspired. There will also be a conversation between Janet Todd and P. D. James, whose most recent thriller is 'Death Comes to Pemberley', readings from 'Pride and Prejudice' by popular modern authors and media figures (Sophie Hannah, Miriam Margolyes, and Rowan Pelling), and screenings of classic Jane Austen film and television adaptations, as well as a Regency ball and a day trip to Austen's home village of Chawton. For full details of the current programme, please visit our website at:

Having finalised an exciting lecture programme, we are now seeking proposals for contributions to a complementary series of panel discussions. Proposals for individual 20-minute papers or panels on 'Pride and Prejudice' are equally welcome.
Proposals for panels should consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of four papers, and include the names of the session chair; the names, affiliations and email addresses of the speakers; and short 200-word abstracts of the papers. Individual paper proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract of the paper with brief details of your current affiliation.

Proposals for either papers or panels should be sent by email to the conference organisers, Professor Janet Todd and Dr Chloe Preedy, by Friday 15 February 2013: janeausten@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk.
We look forward to receiving your proposal.
Dr Chloe Preedy
Lucy Cavendish College
Faculty of English
University of Cambridge