30 October 2014

Cultural stories: Lecture "Why Rewrite? Women's Rewriting and the Lessons of Jane Austen Fans"

On Tuesday, 04 November 2013, at 19:00 hrs. the lecture titled "Why Rewrite? Women's Rewriting and the Lessons of Jane Austen Fans" by dr. Liedeke Plate took place at the EU InfoCentre. The lecture, part of the EU InfoCentre’s programme of events “Cultural stories”, was organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Delegation of the European Union.

The lecture by dr. Plate focused on Jane Austen fans as one of the most productive rewriters, endlessly retelling Austen’s few stories. Located around the world, these fans share a fascination with everything Austen and a dedication to making the world a better place to live in. In the lecture, Liedeke Plate discussed the development of women’s rewriting in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Taking the products of Jane Austen fans as her main example, she explored what can be learned from these cultural stories.

Liedeke Plate is the author of Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women’s Rewriting (Palgrave, 2011). She lives in the Netherlands, where she teaches at Radboud University Nijmegen.

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