Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for July 29, 2018

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Here are your Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters related links for the week:

Brooding about the Brontes

Brooding About The Brontes

This looks super fun!

Girl With Her Head in a Book is currently doing a project of sorts to celebrate the Brontes. “Brooding About the Brontes” consists of poems (written by the Brontes), quotes, book reviews, and pictures off the family.  Girl With Her Head in a Book. The 2018 project started in March and as of this writing, she has written over 50 posts for the project.

That’s a lot of Brontes.

This is not the first time Girl With Her Head in a Book has brooded. The project,  started in 2016, was repeated briefly in 2017, and has blossomed again this year.

While you can follow Girl With Her Head in a Book on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media, there does not seem to be a hashtag for the project.

You can find out more about the project here and see the complete list of posts here.

 

 

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JASNA presents the 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest are now open.

The contest is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate level students. Per the entry form,”If you are graduating in spring 2018 but were a student during the 2017-18 academic year, you are still eligible.”

The film must be five minutes or less and the entry is free.

Additional information provided by the contest:

AWARDS: Judges will select up to three winners. A “crowd favorite” award will be bestowed on the favorite submission selected by JASNA Southwest members.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
      place)
    • One-year free membership in JASNA
    • Screening at our December 2018 regional meeting, to be held at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
    • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

    Contest ends November 1, 2018.

    Visit JASNA Southwest for more information and for the entry form.

Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters links for July 22, 2018

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Video: Obstinate Headstrong Girl

Sense and Spontaneity Comedy Group

You may remember last year the Australian comedy group  Sense and Spontaneity released a video singing the praises of Dear Mr. Darcy.

A sample of their lyrics:
Dear Mr Darcy we don’t want to be cruel
But if we saw you on the street we’d push you into a pool
Dear Mr Darcy we don’t mean to be curt
But we only want to see you in a wet white shirt

Sense and Spontaneity is back again with another singing ode, this time to Lizzie, in Obstinate Headstrong Girl. Inspired by “Helena Kelly’s ‘Jane Austen, the Secret Radical,’ and that really great scene in the BBC P&P where Lady Catherine is super insulting, and Elizabeth Bennet owns her like a boss.”

Sample lyrics:
Shy retiring spinster?
This satirical comic could put you through the ringer!
Her letters were notorious for casting shade,
And every word she wrote, she did it to get paid.

You can find Sense and Spontaneity on Facebook and on YouTube