Talk set on Austen film adaptations

February 26, 2009 

UNC-CH assistant professor of English and comparative literature Inger Brodey will talk about the relationship between Jane Austen's novels and the numerous films that have been based on them Sunday at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh.

"Global Jane Austen: Film and Fiction" will begin at 2 p.m. in room 202 of the library at 1930 Clark Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The presentation is sponsored by the North Carolina chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America.

For more information, call 856-6703 or send an e-mail message to


Stough Elementary School in Raleigh will hold its Mardi Gras celebration Saturday.

The 25th annual family event will feature international performances, rides and raffle prizes. It will run from 2 to 6 p.m.

Stough is at 4210 Edwards Mill Road.


The 20th Biennial Southern Writers Symposium will return to Methodist University in Fayetteville on Friday and Saturday.

Scholars from around the country will present papers on Southern writers and explore their relationships to the Southern literary canon. This year's symposium also features readings, talks, and panel discussions by contemporary North Carolina writers, including Jill McCorkle, Pamela Duncan, David Payne, Jaki Shelton Green, Amy Knox Brown, Steve Lautermilch and Dasan Ahanu.

To learn more about the symposium and its history, visit

The fee for admission to all events and continental breakfast Saturday is $90, or $125 with lunch and dinner Friday and lunch Saturday.

To register, contact Brenda Jernigan at 910-630-7454, or send an e-mail message to

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