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Mansfield Park at Chawton House

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Saturday, 8 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Mansfield Park at Chawton House

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Mansfield Park at Chawton House

A Bicentenary Symposium at Chawton House Library, March 8 2014

Gillian Dow, University of Southampton, introduces four internationally-renowned speakers to mark the bicentenary of Austen's Mansfield Park with a symposium at Chawton House Library in the Hampshire countryside where the novel was written.

Katie Halsey, (University of Stiring)

 Mansfield Park: Then and Now’


Katie Halsey is Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature at the University of Stirling. Her publications include Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786-1945 (2012) and the edited volumes The History of Reading (2010), and The History of Reading vol.2: Evidence from the British Isles (2011).

  Deidre Shauna Lynch, (University of Toronto)

 ‘Quoting Fanny: On Editing Mansfield Park


 Deidre Shauna Lynch's books include The Economy of Character,  Janeites: Austen's Disciples and Devotees, and the forthcoming At Home in English: A History of the Love of Literature.  Chancellor Jackman Professor at the University of Toronto, she is currently editing Mansfield Park for Harvard University Press.  


Anthony Mandal, (Cardiff University)

 '1814: A Bad Year for the Novel'?


 Anthony Mandal is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University. The first scholarly edition of Mary Brunton's Self-Control, was published in the Chawton House Library Series in November 2013.  His current project is the Palgrave Guide to Gothic Publishing: The Business of Gothic Fiction, 1765-1834.


Mary Ann O'Farrell, (Texas A&M University)

‘The Arbitrary in Austen’


 Mary Ann O'Farrell is Associate Professor of English at Texas A & M.  Her publications include Telling Complexions:  The Nineteenth-century English Novel and the Blush (1997). Her current research is on Jane Austen in the cultural imagination and she is also at work on a project examining representations of blindness and of the eye.

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Chawton House Library

GU34 1SJ Chawton
United Kingdom

Saturday, 8 March 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Step back in time as you visit Jane Austen’s ‘Great House’, owned by her brother Edward. See the dining table where she enjoyed meals with her family and stroll through the walled garden built by her brother Edward.
Discover the inspiring stories of early women writers, from novelists and travel writers to philosophers and activists. Our collection includes first and early editions, original manuscripts, and paintings.
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