Jane Austen: The Author, Her Legacy and...Sea Monsters?
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Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. Stand in the shadow of the Unabomber's cabin, touch the Berlin Wall, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-before-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. This high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed. Learn More
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Jane Austen published only four books during her lifetime, yet today there are several hundred published works that have used her characters, novels, and biography as inspiration. Sequels, prequels, and reinventions have been written for nearly every one of Austen’s published works.
New to the list is the addition of the “monster mash-up”: adding zombies, vampires, and even sea monsters to classic Austen text. Is this trend helpful or hurtful to Jane Austen’s legacy?
In this evening’s moderated panel discussion, Austen scholar Tara Wallace joins authors Seth Grahame-Smith, Ben H. Winters,and Regina Jeffers, as they talk about Austen the author and why her works have endured and inspired through the years.
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