NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
John Bugg / Fordham University
contact email: 



The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

       Miss Crawford, untouched and inattentive, had nothing to say.

The Application:

Don’t be like Miss Crawford.

Instead, send a paper proposal for this panel on Jane Austen & Memory. Papers on any of Austen’s works, and on any of the workings of memory therein, are welcome. Please submit a CV and 200-word proposal for a 15-20 minute paper to John Bugg at by 15 September 2016.  

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