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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America
    Descriptive info: .. The Jane Austen Society of North America.. Home.. Jane Austen.. News and Events.. About JASNA.. Regional Groups.. Annual General Meetings.. Publications.. Essay Contest.. Austen on Film.. Merchandise.. Links.. Search.. Welcome to JASNA.. Reading about Austen s Life.. Pictures of Jane Austen.. Topic for 2013 Essay Contest Announced.. Call for Papers for 2014 Annual General Meeting in Montréal.. More.. The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.. JASNA is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers, with over 4,500 members and more than 70 regional groups in  ...   enjoyment of Austen s fiction and the company of like-minded readers.. Students, teachers, members, and visitors are invited to use the resources of this site to learn more about Jane Austen.. The Publications section offers dozens of articles and book reviews on her writing, life, and times, all of which can be searched online.. Membership.. in JASNA.. is open to everyone who shares an interest in Jane Austen.. We welcome your participation in JASNA s activities, conferences, and regional groups.. Questions about JASNA?.. Please.. contact.. us.. Copyright 1997-2013 Jane Austen Society of North America, Last updated 4 Apr 2013..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - About Jane Austen
    Descriptive info: More on Jane Austen.. Jane Austen s Works.. Maps of the Novels.. Jane Austen (1775-1817).. A Brief Biography.. Jane Austen, one of England s foremost novelists, was never publicly acknowledged as a writer during her lifetime.. She was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon Rectory in Hampshire, the seventh child of a country clergyman and his wife, George and Cassandra Austen.. She was primarily educated at home, benefiting from her father s extensive library and the schoolroom atmosphere created by Mr.. Austen s live-in pupils.. Her closest friend was her only sister, Cassandra, almost three years her senior.. Though Austen lived a quiet life, she had unusual access to the greater world, primarily through her brothers.. Francis (Frank) and Charles, officers in the Royal Navy, served on ships around the world and saw action in the Napoleonic Wars.. Henry, who eventually became a clergyman like his father and his brother James, was an officer in the militia and later a banker.. Austen visited Henry in London, where she attended the theater, art exhibitions, and social events and also corrected proofs of her novels.. Her brother Edward was adopted by wealthy cousins, the Knights, becoming their heir and later taking their name.. On extended visits to Godmersham, Edward s estate in Kent, Austen and her sister took part in the privileged life of the landed gentry, which is reflected in all her fiction.. St.. Nicholas Church, Steventon.. (Click photos for larger image.. ).. As a child Austen began writing comic stories, now referred to as the Juvenilia.. Her first mature work, composed when she was about 19, was a novella,.. Lady Susan.. , written in epistolary form (as a series of letters).. This early fiction was preserved by her family but was not published until long after her death.. In her early twenties Austen wrote the novels that later became.. Sense and Sensibility.. (first called Elinor and Marianne ) and.. Pride and Prejudice.. (originally First Impressions ).. Her father sent a letter offering the manuscript of First Impressions to a publisher soon after it was finished in 1797, but his offer was rejected by return post.. Austen continued writing, revising Elinor and Marianne and completing a novel called Susan (later to become.. Northanger Abbey.. ).. In 1803 Austen sold Susan for 10 to a publisher, who promised early publication, but the manuscript languished in his archives until it was repurchased a  ...   the novel that would be called.. Persuasion.. in 1815 and finished it the following year, by which time, however, her health was beginning to fail.. The probable cause of her illness was Addison s Disease.. In 1816 Henry Austen repurchased the rights to Susan, which Austen revised and renamed Catherine.. 8 College Street, Winchester.. All photos Copyright.. Allan Soedring.. During a brief period of strength early in 1817, Austen began the fragment later called.. Sanditon.. , but by March she was too ill to work.. On April 27 she wrote.. her will.. , naming Cassandra as her heir.. In May she and Cassandra moved to 8 College Street in Winchester to be near her doctor.. Austen died in the early hours of July 18, 1817, and a few days later was buried in Winchester Cathedral.. She was 41 years old.. Interestingly, Austen s gravestone, which is visited by hundreds of admirers each year, does not even mention that she was an author.. and.. were published together in December 1817 with a Biographical Notice written by Henry, in which Jane Austen was, for the first time in one of her novels, identified as the author of.. ,.. , and.. Jane Austen s novels.. are often included on lists of readers favorites.. Her surviving letters are also a source of entertainment and biographical information (.. Jane Austen s Letters.. , edited by Deirdre Le Faye, Oxford University Press, 2011).. Maps of real and fictional places.. in Austen s novels are available on this site, as well as additional information about.. Jane Austen s life.. pictures of the author.. Further Reading.. Essays in JASNA Publications.. Additional information about.. can be found in essays published in.. Persuasions.. Persuasions On-Line.. , in.. JASNA News.. , and on this site.. A Selection of Biographies.. J.. E.. Austen-Leigh,.. A Memoir of Jane Austen and Other Family Recollections.. , edited by Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford University Press, 2002) (also contains biographical memoirs by Austen s brother Henry and her nieces Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen).. Jan Fergus,.. Jane Austen: A Literary Life.. (Macmillan Press, 1991).. Park Honan,.. Jane Austen: Her Life.. (St.. Martin s Press, 1987).. Elizabeth Jenkins,.. Jane Austen: A Biography.. (1938 and later reprints).. Deirdre Le Faye,.. Jane Austen: A Family Record.. (Cambridge University Press, 2004).. Claire Tomalin,.. Jane Austen: A Life.. (Alfred A.. Knopf, 1997).. The Jane Austen Society of North America, Inc.. Last updated 9 Mar, 2013..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - News and Events
    Descriptive info: News.. 3/9/2013.. Reading about Jane Austen s Life.. 1/21/2013.. 12/16/2012.. Winter 2012.. Vol 33 No 1 is published with selected papers from the AGM in New York.. 11/10/2012.. 11/9/2012.. 5/21/2012.. JASNA s Amiable Founders.. 1/1/2011.. Rudyard Kipling s The Janeites.. Events.. For information on special events offered by JASNA Regions, visit the.. Regional Events page.. 2013.. celebrations, worldwide schedule.. Jane Austen Weekends, The Governor s House, Hyde Park, VT.. Jan 28-Jun 26.. exhibit and events, Goucher College Library, Baltimore, MD.. Apr 5-May 26.. Sense Sensibility The Musical.. , Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, CO.. May 4-5.. Jane Austen Ball Weekend, Rochester, NY.. Jun 8.. Jane Austen in  ...   the Long Eighteenth Century, Chawton House Library, England.. Archive.. Podcast of Gina Luria Walker s lecture at Chawton House Library: Pride, Prejudice, Patriarchy: Jane Austen Reads Mary Hays.. Austen s Tonbridge Connections.. A Woman s Wit: Jane Austen s Life and Legacy, Morgan Library and Museum, New York.. Editor Interviewed on WETA s "Author Author!".. JASNA President Interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio.. Listen to replay of.. discussion on "What s the Word?".. JASNA web site offers an RSS feed.. Listen to JASNA Board Members on NPR.. To request the addition of an Austen-related event, please contact.. webmaster@jasna.. org.. The Jane Austen Society of North America, Last updated 22 Apr 2013..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - About JASNA
    Descriptive info: Contributions.. Officers and Directors.. Bylaws.. Contact JASNA.. Tours of England.. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose purpose is set forth in its Vision and Mission statements:.. Vision.. Because literature has the power to change and enrich our lives, we want to see more people reading the great authors, with special emphasis on Jane Austen.. Mission.. Our mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen s works, her life, and her genius.. JASNA was founded in 1979 by Joan Austen-Leigh, Henry G.. Burke, and J.. David Grey.. One hundred Janeites attended the society s inaugural dinner, October 5, 1979, at the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan.. The event was covered by.. The New Yorker.. magazine in a Talk of the Town item, which began, Some people who like Jane Austen got together the other evening.. The society s ranks have grown considerably in the past quarter century, but its collegiality and purpose remain the same.. JASNA s over 4,500 members are of all ages and from diverse walks of life.. In addition to members in  ...   groups.. , which also.. celebrate Jane Austen s birthday.. , December 16, with a tea or luncheon.. Each autumn several hundred members gather for the.. Annual General Meeting.. (AGM), a three-day conference with an Austen theme hosted by a JASNA region in Canada or the United States.. The AGM features dozens of lectures by Austen scholars and JASNA members, as well as workshops, exhibits, entertainment, tours, and a banquet and Regency ball.. JASNA s annual journals,.. , are preeminent sources for Austen studies.. , mailed to members three times a year, carries features, book reviews, news from the AGM and regions, and reports about Austen sites in England.. The society also conducts an annual student.. and sponsors occasional.. tours.. to England.. JASNA relies for its funding primarily on.. membership.. dues and.. contributions.. The society also provides support to sites in England that have close ties to Jane Austen and her family.. Contributions to JASNA are tax-deductible and are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt.. JASNA is a section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.. JASNA Founders.. Joan Austen-Leigh (1920-2001).. Henry G.. Burke (1902-1989).. David Grey (1935-1993).. Last updated 6 Nov 2012..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - Regional Groups
    Descriptive info: Regional Events.. United States.. Canada.. JASNA Regional Groups.. The Jane Austen Society of North America has over 70 regional groups across the United States and Canada.. JASNA members are invited to join any of the regions and participate in local activities.. Members at a local JASNA meeting may discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy a tea or Box Hill picnic.. JASNA regions.. , December 16, with a luncheon, tea, or speaker.. Other activities may include museum and garden tours, English country dancing, and Regency fashion  ...   public.. Many regions have their own newsletters and web sites.. Regions also create and sell unique Austen-related.. merchandise.. The pages for United States and Canada list all regions.. If you are interested in forming a JASNA region in an area where none exists, please contact the Vice President-Regions, Liz Philosophos Cooper,.. liz.. p.. cooper@gmail.. com.. To update contact information for an existing region, send changes to.. Participants in local regions must be members of JASNA.. Please visit the.. membership page.. to learn more about the benefits of joining JASNA.. Last updated 16 Dec 2012..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - AGMS
    Descriptive info: JASNA s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a literary conference, a celebration of Jane Austen, and a collegial gathering of JASNA members.. Each October several hundred members attend the AGM, a three-day conference with an Austen theme hosted by a JASNA region in Canada or the United States.. The AGM features dozens of lectures by Austen scholars and JASNA members, as well as special exhibits, entertainment, workshops, tours of the local area, and a banquet and Regency ball.. Information about the October AGM is mailed to JASNA members in the late spring.. Meeting details and a registration form for the upcoming meeting are also posted on this site.. Many papers presented at AGMs are published in the society s journals.. In addition, we have compiled.. reading lists.. for recent AGMs, for those inspired to read more about the conference themes.. Upcoming AGMs.. 2013 Annual General Meeting, Sep.. 27-29, Minneapolis, MN USA.. Theme: Jane Austen s.. Timeless.. 2014 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 10-12, Montréal, Québec, Canada.. Theme:.. in Montréal: Contexts, Conventions and Controversies.. 2015 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 9-11, Louisville, KY USA.. Theme: Living in Jane Austen s World.. 2016 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 21-23, Washington, D.. C.. USA.. at 200: No One But Herself.. Past AGMs.. 2012 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 5-7, New York, NY USA.. Theme: Sex, Money and Power in Jane Austen s Fiction.. 2011 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 14-16, Fort Worth, TX USA.. Theme: 200 years of.. 2010 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 29-31, Portland, OR USA.. Theme: Jane Austen and the Abbey: Mystery, Mayhem and Muslin in Portland.. 2009 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 9-11, Philadelphia, PA USA.. Theme: Jane Austen s Brothers and Sisters  ...   Seattle, WA, USA.. Theme: Pleasures, Pursuits, and Passions: Entertainment and Jane Austen.. 2000 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 13-15, Boston, MA, USA.. : Past, Present, Future.. 1999 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 8-10, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.. : Austen at her Peak.. 1998 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 9-11, Québec City, Québec, Canada.. : the Gothic and More.. 1997 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 3-4, San Francisco, CA, USA.. : The New Direction?.. 1996 Annual General Meeting, Oct.. 11-13, Richmond, VA, USA.. Theme: Jane Austen and her Men.. 1995 Annual General Meeting, Oct 6-8, Madison, WI, USA.. Theme: Revisiting.. 1994 Annual General Meeting, Nov 4-6, New Orleans, LA, USA.. Theme: Jane Austen and the Three R s: Rebellion, Revolution and the Regency.. 1993 Annual General Meeting, Oct 8-10, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.. 1992 Annual General Meeting, Oct 16-18, Santa Monica, CA, USA.. Theme: The Letters, Focusing on Travel and the Sea.. 1991 Annual General Meeting, Oct 11-13, Ottawa, Canada.. 1990 Annual General Meeting, Oct 5-7, Washington DC, USA.. 1989 Annual General Meeting, Oct 13-15, Santa Fe, NM, USA.. 1988 Annual General Meeting, Oct 14-16, Chicago, IL, USA.. Theme: Jane Austen s England.. 1987 Annual General Meeting, Oct 8-12, New York, NY, USA.. , the Juvenilia.. 1986 Annual General Meeting, Sep 26-28, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.. 1985 Annual General Meeting, Oct 11-13, Savannah, GA, USA.. 1984 Annual General Meeting, St.. Louis, MO, USA.. 1983 Annual General Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.. 1982 Annual General Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.. Theme: The Settings of the Novels.. 1981 Annual General Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.. 1980 Annual General Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA.. 1979 Annual General Meeting, New York, NY, USA.. , Last updated 4 Jan 2013..

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  • Title: JASNA - Publications
    Descriptive info: Journals.. Newsletter.. Book Reviews.. AGM Publications.. JASNA Publications.. JASNA s annual, peer-reviewed.. journals.. , are preeminent sources for Austen studies, featuring essays about Jane Austen s work and world.. is mailed to JASNA members in the late spring.. is published December 16 (Jane Austen s birthday).. The society s newsletter,.. , is mailed to members three times a year.. It carries feature articles, regional news and  ...   Each issue of JASNA News also includes.. reviews of books.. about Jane Austen, her works, and her era.. JASNA s Annual General Meetings sometimes provide the occasion for publications written for and distributed to those in attendance.. The.. section of the website can make such works available to a worldwide readership.. The full text of all articles and essays on this site can be.. searched.. online..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - Essay Contest
    Descriptive info: Submissions.. Winning Essays.. FAQS.. To foster the study and appreciation of Jane Austen, JASNA conducts an annual student Essay Contest, with support generously provided by the Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation.. Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter.. The Essay Contest is open to students world-wide at the high school, college/university, and post-graduate levels of study.. Entrants do not need to be members of JASNA.. Students must be enrolled full-time or part-time in coursework during one or more semesters/quarters of the contest year.. Home-schooled students at the high school level are also eligible.. Part-time is defined for the college/university level as a minimum of six credit hours and for the post-graduate level as a minimum of three credit hours.. Attention English teachers!.. Click here to download a black and white poster.. announcing the 2013 Essay Contest to post at your school.. Or click here to download a color version.. 2013 Essay Contest.. The 2013 Essay Contest topic aligns  ...   we discover about time, times, or timeliness from reading.. ?.. page includes important rules about format and submission of essays and a link to the official Essay Contest entry form.. Entries must be e-mailed by.. May 15, 2013.. Essay Contest Awards.. JASNA awards scholarships to the winners in.. each.. of three categories: High School, College/University, and Post-Graduate.. First Place.. One year s membership in JASNA for both the winner and his or her mentor.. $1000 scholarship.. Free registration and two nights lodging for JASNA s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota [Note: Transportation to Minneapolis is not provided.. ].. Recognition at the AGM and on the JASNA web site.. Publication of the essay on JASNA s web site.. One of Jane Austen s novels.. Second Place.. $500 scholarship.. Third Place.. $250 scholarship.. Please review the.. Essay Contest FAQs.. If you still have questions, contact Eric Nye at.. eric.. nye@jasna.. You must use JASNA Essay Contest in your subject line.. Last updated 17 Nov 2012..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - Austen on Film
    Descriptive info: And More.. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is always better than the movie, but what fun we have watching those movies! Jane Austen s novels have been adapted for television and film since 1938, confirming the fact that bringing Austen s novels to the small or large screen is not a recent phenomenon.. Whether they are faithful adaptations, homages, reinterpretations or modernizations, we love to watch them all even if we are not always so fond of the finished product as we had wished to be.. We are, however, grateful to the producers, writers, directors, actors, and crew who draw attention to the novels of  ...   Based on a novel by Shannon Hale, it is a romantic comedy about a young woman obsessed with all things Austen who spends her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to her special interest.. The movie also stars Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, Georgia King, and Jane Seymour and is directed by Jerusha Hess.. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.. , a popular online series, will be released on DVD this summer.. It is a modern-day retelling of.. as a video blog (vlog) narrated by Lizzie Bennet (Ashley Clements) with the help of her best friend and aspiring filmmaker, Charlotte Lu (Julia Cho).. Last updated 10 Apr 2013..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - Merchandise
    Descriptive info: If you re looking for the perfect gift for a friend who loves Jane Austen, we suggest a membership in the Jane Austen Society of North America.. Gift memberships are available on the.. A lovely card announcing your gift will be sent to your friend.. Back issues.. of JASNA s journal,.. , are also available for purchase.. JASNA regional groups also offer unique Jane Austen merchandise: note cards, jewelry, books, music, prints, calendars, and more.. Shop these pages for the perfect gift for  ...   napkins and invitations and more.. Florida, West Coast.. T-shirts, mugs and more.. Greater Louisville.. Tea with the Janeites.. cookbook, Jane Austen license plates.. Minnesota.. Jewelry, chocolates and more.. New York Metropolitan.. Jest for Janeites.. cartoon book, puzzle box,.. thimbles and more.. Eastern Pennsylvania.. Christmas cards, note cards.. Wisconsin.. 2013 Wall Calendar,.. (If your Region sells Austen-related merchandise and you would like to promote it on this page, please contact.. with the particulars.. The Jane Austen Society of North America, Last updated 11 Apr 2013..

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  • Title: The Jane Austen Society of North America - Links
    Descriptive info: Austen-Related Links.. Jane Austen Societies Around the World.. Jane Austen Society.. (United Kingdom).. Jane Austen Society of Australia.. Jane Austen Society of Melbourne.. Jane Austen Society of Buenos Aires.. Jane Austen Society of Brazil.. Jane Austen Society of the Netherlands.. Libraries with Jane Austen Collections.. Chawton House Library.. Goucher College, Jane Austen Collection.. British Library (Virtual copy of.. The History of England.. Bodleian Library, Oxford.. Morgan Library and Museum ( Jane Austen s Life and Legacy ).. Jane Austen s Fiction Manuscripts.. Jane Austen Courses.. Jane Austen s England, 22 July 9 August, 2013, King s College, London.. The Novels of Jane Austen (online course), 5 August 13 September, 2013, University of  ...   The Astoft Gallery.. Architectural details, St.. Jane Austen Centre (Bath, England).. Jane Austen Project (Oxford, England).. Other Jane Austen Sites.. Jane Austen Books.. Juvenilia Press.. Hyper-Concordance to Jane Austen s Works.. Molland s.. (includes e-texts of all Austen s novels).. Republic of Pemberley.. Jane Austen s Regency World.. Magazine.. (20% discount for JASNA members).. Write Like Jane Austen (an Austen thesaurus).. Jane Austen Font.. Pia Frauss created the font based on Jane Austen s handwriting, which is used on this web site.. It can be downloaded from her.. site.. To request the addition of an Austen-related web site.. , please contact.. The Jane Austen Society of North America, Last updated 16 Apr 2013..

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