First Ever Pan-Pacific Conference

Seven speakers from five countries spread across 12 time zones shared a wide-ranging discussion on Jane Austen in the Pan Pacific in a first-of-it’s kind conference Nov. 13, 2021. The ambitious undertaking was hosted by JASNA-Hawai‘i and JASNA-Southwest, with special greetings from JASNA President Liz Philosophos Cooper and welcomes from Hawai‘i Regional Coordinator Bob Newell and Southwest Regional Coordinator Susie Wampler.

Recorded videos of the various sessions are available on the JASNA-Southwest YouTube channel. They are:

Jane Austen in Translation, by Dr. Juliette Wells, professor of literary studies at Goucher College, Baltimore
Jane Austen in Australia and New Zealand, by Dr. Joanne Wilkes, professor of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun as a Modern Interpretation of Mansfield Park, by Dr. Hatsuyo Shimazaki, founding member of the Jane Austen Society of Japan
Austen Passports: The Pacific and Beyond, by Ruth Williamson, New Zealand writer and editor
Jane Austen in the Philippines, by Dr. Maria Lorena Santos, assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines
Your Ever Affectionate Sister: Rachel Henning’s Austenian Letters, by Judith Stove, writer, researcher and author of Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy
Jane Austen in Australia, by Susannah Fullerton, president of the Jane Austen Society of Australia

JASNA Hawaii and JASNA Southwest Pan Pacific Conference speakers

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