The Jane Austen Society of North America is hosting the 2013 Spring Meeting at Chapman University on Friday, April 26-27, 2013 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice with an examination of this most "light, bright and sparkling" of Jane Austen's novels on film.
The program will begin on Friday evening, April 26, with a showing of the first half of the iconic 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries, hosted by the screen writer, Andrew Davies.
On Saturday Mr. Davies will discuss the art of screen adaptation with special reference to the making of the miniseries. In addition, Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian at Chapman University, will discuss the library's special display of Austen-related materials, Pamela Ezell of the department of digital and broadcast media at Chapman will share her insights on the unique production choices made by the creators of a number of other film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, and several of Dr. Lynda Hall's students will present their views on the enduring appeal of P & P, in print or on film.
All screenings are co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and are free to the public.