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Dempsey Memorial Lecture: Jane Austen and the Zombies

Event Start DateThursday, April 8, 2010
Manchester Executive Conference Center Auditorium
Event Start Time7:00 pm
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Joanne T. Dempsey Memorial Lecture Series presents "Jane Austen and the Zombies" by Linda Troost, Ph. D.

What does Jane Austen have to do with vampires, sea monsters, and zombies? Are these reworkings of her books compliments? Disrespectful perversions? Cheap gimmicks?  Linda Troost, professor and chair of English at Washington and Jefferson College, explores these questions in her lecture for the English department’s Dempsey Lecture series.

Troost has published many essays on eighteenth century literature and is founding editor of Eighteenth-Century Women, a hardcover serial from AMS Press. Most notably, she is the editor, along with her husband Sayre Greenfield, of Jane Austen in Hollywood, the first scholarly exploration of the Austen film phenomenon that started in the 1990s. She has lectured on Jane Austen and film adaptations of her work on three continents.

The Joanne T. Dempsey Memorial lecture series celebrates the life and work of Professor Joanne Dempsey, a Renaissance scholar with the English department during her time at USD.

On Thursday morning, before the Dempsey Lecture, Troost will be interviewed by KPBS at approximately 10:20 a.m. You can listen live onlne at KPBS or on the radio at 89.5 FM.

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