2015 Jane Austen Festival

Welcome to Pittsburgh’s 2015 Jane Austen Festival!

On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation

March 20-21, 2015 

Highlights include:


A screening and discussion of Gurinder Chadha’s “Bride and Prejudice” (2004) at the Hollywood Theater, Dormont, on Friday, March 20.

Saturday, March 21: 9 am to 11 pm – Daylong festival at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association with Regency vendors, a Regency Assembly Ball with live music, delicious comestibles and fascinating speakers, including:

“Highbury-Hub: Travel in Austen’s Emma”
Janine Barchas, University of Texas-Austin

“Pride and Pilgrimages”
Carol Chernega

“Empires of Fashion: Global Influences on Women’s Clothing in Austen’s England”
Annette LeClair

“The Rules of the Road”
Amy Mannerino

“On the Road with Austen: Latin America”
Amy Smith, University of the Pacific

“Reason and Sense, The Two Methods of Loving, or, the first, rather bad, French translation of Sense & Sensibility and why it still matters”
Allison Thompson

“Did Pemberley have a Gift Shop? Touring Stately Homes in Jane Austen’s Time”
Linda Troost, Washington & Jefferson College

Registration opens January 1, 2015
Space is limited–register early to avoid disappointment!

Questions? Write to President@JaneAustenPgh.org