History Bombs is an “edutainment” troupe based out of England who produce “award-winning educational content to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.” While geared for educators and in the classroom, History Bombs have started a History Bombs show where they “interview” various famous peoples, living or dead. Their first is interviewee is Jane Austen! The video is quite fun as Jane strolls around London asking various people “What is good breeding?” and “Do you go to any balls?”
Check out the “interview” below!
Annnddd It’s back: The Jane Austen Summer Program 2019
Annnndddd it’s back!
Registration is now open for the 2019 Jane Austen Summer Program, which is to be held June 20 – 23, 2019 in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina! The guest of honor this year is Soniah Kamal, the author of Unmarriagable, which it itself is published on January 19, 2019. (I have been waiting, it seems, for forever for this book! Ahem.)
This year’s theme is “Pride and Prejudice & Its Afterlives.” As with previous years, JASP has a reading list and a movie list to get you prepped for the symposium. The tentative schedule is also up. Don’t forget the Regency ball to cap off your experience! (I’ll hand it to the JASP organizers, they are on. it.)
Registration opened last week and the early bird pricing ($495) is open until January 15, 2019 and then the price goes up to $545. There are discounts available for K-12 student and teachers as well as UNC staff.
All of this information and more, including travel information, photos, and discussion guidelines can be found on JASP’s website. (I highly recommend to subscribe to their blog and Instagram because they are always publishing informative information on Austen and related things.)
Note: If you have attended or will be attending JASP, and you want to give it a review for the blog, please contact me!
Netflix added the 1996 version of Emma and The Jane Austen Book Club (coming March 8); Hulu removed Bride and Prejudice, Amazon purchase added From Prada to Nada; Amazon moved Jane Eyre (2011) from Prime to purchase, and Amazon removed the 2012 version of Wuthering Heights.
“Two words would comprehend my future—death and hell: existence, after losing her, would be hell. Yet I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton’s attachment more than mine. If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn’t love as much in eighty years as I could in a day. And Catherine has a heart as deep as I have: the sea could be as readily contained in that horse-trough as her whole affection be monopolised by him. Tush! He is scarcely a degree dearer to her than her dog, or her horse. It is not in him to be loved like me: how can she love in him what he has not?” Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
“How odd it is that we so often weep for each other’s distresses, when we shed not a tear for our own!” The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
“Peril, loneliness, an uncertain future, are not oppressive evils, so long as the frame is healthy and the faculties are employed; so long, especially, as Liberty lends us her wings, and Hope guides us by her star.” Villette by Charlotte Bronte