DAY 1: Wednesday, 29 March

10.30-11.15 Registration and coffee

11.15-11.30 Introductory Remarks

11.30-12.30: Opening Plenary: Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford University) What Sense of an Ending?

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30-3 Panel 1: Laughter, reading and comic technique

Katie Halsey (University of Stirling): The books Sir Edward doesn’t read: literary jokes in Sanditon

Kathy Justice Gentile (University of Missouri St-Louis), Sublime laughter in Jane Austen’s Sanditon

Olivia Ferguson (University of Edinburgh), Historicising Austen’s ‘Caricatures’

3-3.30 Tea

3.30-5 Panel 2: Texts and translations

Reese Irwin (Simon Fraser University) The transparent text: R.W. Chapman and Sanditon in print, 1925

Anne Toner (Trinity College, Cambridge) The manuscript of Sanditon and the question of style

Isis Herrero-López (independent scholar) Sanditon beyond English language: general revision and analysis of the Spanish versions

5.15-6.15: Plenary 2: Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser University) ‘Half rock, half sand’: Shifting Publics in Austen’s Sanditon

8pm Drinks Reception and performed reading ‘Jane Austen at Home’ (Trinity College, Old Combination Room)

DAY 2: Thursday, 30 March

9.30-11 Panel 3: Health and the resort

Jane Darcy (University College London) ‘The sea is very rarely of use to any body. I am sure it almost killed me once’: Jane Austen, doctors and the rise of seabathing

Chris Jones (Kellogg College, University of Oxford) ‘planned and built, and praised and puffed’: A proper marketing strategy for Sanditon

Akiko Takei (Chukyo University, Japan), Every body must now ‘move in a circle’: obsession with health and amusement in Sanditon

11-11.30 – Coffee

11.30-12.30 Plenary 3: Emma Clery (University of Southampton): The political economy of Sanditon

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30- 3 Panel 4: Politics and gender

Kathryn Davis (University of Dallas) ‘Rotary motion’: the ‘circle’, politics and human flourishing in Sanditon

Julia Banister (Leeds Beckett University) Fantasy, heroism and the body: Reading masculinity in Jane Austen’s The Brothers

William Rampone (South Carolina State University), Re-visioning male gender identity and behaviour in Sanditon

3-3.30 Tea

3.30-4.30 Panel 5: Tea

Kuldip Kuwahara (North Carolina Central University), Tea-time in Sanditon

Amanda Himes (John Brown University), Reading the Tea Leaves: Sanditon’s influence on English Identity

4.45-5.45 Plenary 4: Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne): The House of Friction

7.30. Conference dinner: Trinity College

9.30-10.15 – Informal screening of Sanditon documentary with Chris Brindle

DAY 3: Friday, 31 March 

9-11 – Exhibition at King’s College

 11-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.30 – Plenary 5: Peter Sabor (McGill University) ‘The same difference as between real Lace, & Imitation’: Anna Lefroy’s Continuation of Sanditon Revisited

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3 Panel 6: Continuations and adaptations

Audrey Hagnier (University of Burgundy): Co-writing and authorship in Sanditon by Jane Austen and Another Lady

Maria Biajoli (University of Campinas, Brazil), Six novels aren’t enough: cross-overs of Sanditon and Pride and Prejudice in Jane Austen’s fan fiction

Kathleen James-Cavan (University of Saskatchewan) ‘Just as satire or morality might prevail’ – Sanditon continuations in popular culture: the case of the v-log

3-3.30 Tea

3.30-5 Panel 7: Mystery, Meanings, Mist: Narrative Perception

Margaret Case (Roger Williams University), Detecting Observers: Narrative mysteries in Sanditon

Natalie De Vaull-Robichaud (Albertus Magnus College), Seeing is believing: the relationship between perception and speculation in Sanditon

Joe Bray (University of Sheffield) ‘Moving in a circle’: the figurative language of Sanditon

5 Closing remarks by Janet Todd (University of Cambridge)

 5.30 pm end of conference


Image: from Sanditon, by permission of the Provost and fellows of King’s College, Cambridge