The Rosenbach Museum has a wonderful Bronte event happening. Beginnings September 19, and lasting until April 10, their biblioventure continues with Sundays with Jane Eyre, a 30 week read of the infamous romance.
Each week from 2P – 4P EST, join Edward G. Pettit and a rotating list of cohosts on Zoom as they do a deep dive into the book covering a chapter or two a week.
The Rosenbach also holds a first edition of Jane Eyre in their collection along with a copy owned by Lewis Carroll, a letter from Charlotte herself to Ellen Nussey, and most importantly, a manuscript in Charlotte’s hand of the preface she wrote for the second edition of the book signed by her pseudonym, Currer Bell.
The Rosenbach requests that you register in advance and if you miss a week, you can watch the the available replay. For more information, visit the program website.
October 3 – April 10, 2022
October 5 – 7
October 13 – November 17
October 15 – 17
It’s that time of year again that many Janeites most look forward to: the yearly AGM!
This year it will be held in Chicago, sponsored by the JASNA – Greater Chicago Area. The theme is Jane Austen in the Arts.
From the website:
Each of Jane Austen’s novels features the arts in some form—from the domestic female accomplishments of playing an instrument, singing, and drawing as practiced by Emma Woodhouse, to the elaborate but private preparations for a performance of Lover’s Vows in Mansfield Park, to the public concert at the Assembly Rooms in Persuasion. We invite you to explore and experience this fascinating topic in the beautiful, exciting surroundings of the city of Chicago.
This year’s plenary speakers are:
- Gillian Dow, former executive director of Chawton House
- Devoney Looser, Austen scholar and author of The Making of Jane Austen
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor, surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures since 2005
- Maestro Stephen Alltop and Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg will delight us with a concert that features compositions mentioned in Austen’s writing during the Sunday brunch
Registration is $299 for the attendee with a surcharge of $209 if you bring a companion.
For more information, visit the AGM’s website.
Here at ED we are all about podcasts about Jane (and the Brontes of course) so it should be no surprise that we’ve found another podcast with an accompanying newsletter: The Austen Connection.
Inspired by her deep dive into all things Jane, creator Janet Saidi wants to “…convene a lively conversation around the stories of this iconic novelist, and to uncover the unexpected themes that are hiding in plain sight and have so much relevance to our complicated lives today.” Her essays have tackled topics such as discussions an Austen biographer Claire Tomalin; how Jane would handle being on The Bachelorette; and What Michelle Obama and Lizzy Bennet Both Know.
Note: Some Amazon videos have “This video is currently unavailable
to watch in your location” for some of the shows. This means that Amazon has pulled the video from their collection but I’m keeping the link incase it comes back.