On Saturday, March 18, Dr. Alice Villaseñor will be discussing Aisha—an Indian film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma—at a screening of the film hosted by the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Central and Western New York Region. The screening and discussion will take place at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on 175 Allens Creek Rd in Rochester, NY. All members of the Medaille community are welcome to attend.

Before the screening, Dr. Villaseñor will talk briefly about this film in the context of two Bollywood adaptations of Austen’s novels: the well-known Pride and Prejudice adaptation called Bride and Prejudice and the lesser-known version of Sense and Sensibility called I Have Found It. Some of the material Alice will share is from a forthcoming book chapter on “Austen Masala: Bride and Prejudice” that she co-authored with Ruth Blandón, which is included in Pride and Prejudice: A Bicentennial Bricolage (Forum University Press).

More details about the event can be found on the JASNA Central and Western New York blog: http://jasnacwny.blogspot.com/.

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