Essay Contest Topic: In keeping with the theme of our annual meeting, “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality,” JASNA is looking for essays that address the following:
Imagine that you are adapting an Austen novel for stage or film. What elements might you be tempted to change—especially for a modern audience—that should not be tampered with if the integrity of the work is to be preserved? These elements could be scenes, characters, dialogue or something else. Explain why they are so crucial to the novel. How does what can and cannot be changed shed light on Austen’s popularity and influence?
The Submissions page includes important rules about format and submission of essays and a link to the official Essay Contest entry form. Entries must be submitted online by May 21, 2017.
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