Jane Austen House, with partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, is proud to present the first in many upcoming events. In the celebration of literature’s two greatest heroines, Lizzy Bennet from Pride & Prejudice and Margaret Hale from North and South, the first event is the online talk, “A Tale of Two Houses.”
Discover how our heroines each appear to defy convention in these classic novels by Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell. Join Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society, and Ellora Sutton, Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House, to take a closer look at the comparisons between Lizzy and Margaret as they speak their minds to shape the world around them, and enjoy readings from two blockbuster novels of the nineteenth century.
The event is February 16 starts at 7:00 PM BST (2:00 PM EST) and will last an hour with 45 minutes for the talk and the remaining time for questions. For more information, and to book tickets, vist the event website.
From Elizabeth and Darcy’s rocky beginnings to the possibly rocky futures of Charlotte and Mr. Collins and Lydia and Wickham, difficult relationships are at the heart of Pride and Prejudice. Nature also plays a significant role in the novel as Elizabeth and Jane worry over Lydia’s crisis “walking together in the shrubbery behind the house,” and as Elizabeth shares her eagerness to visit the Lake District—“Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?” Lady Catherine, Caroline Bingley, and many others, including Darcy, see themselves as being above others. Their arrogance is attitude with altitude.
The dates for the AGM are October 27–29, 2023.
For more information, check out the AGM website. More details on cost and other information will be coming soon.
So much has changed since I wrote about Bonnets at Dawn nearly five years ago! Clearly, I did not do my homework last summer when I did a brief update.
There are not one or two podcast covering Austen and Bronte, but over a dozen, each with their own theme. There is a lot to wade through here and I haven’t vetted them all but thanks to their reviews on iTunes and their own social media presence, it seems all are highly favored listens. If you happen to listen to one or several and want to review it, let me know!
P.S. I am not linking to the shows other than their social media a you can find the shows across iTunes, Spotify, and other popular podcast services.
P.P.S. Jane is everywhere!
Jane Austen Bedtime Stories Each episode covers a chapter in an Austen book and they are currently working their way through Pride and Prejudice. Updated biweekly. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Jane Austen Podcast A monthly podcast covering all things Austen from her family and friends to her works and influences. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Sips & Sensibility Updated every two weeks, this podcast is hosted by two best friends who talk about all things Jane Austen adaptiations. From Pride, Predjudice & Atlanta to Becoming Jane. Other episodes talk about clothing, actors, and anything else related to the delightfulness of Austen adaptations. Website | Twitter | Instgram | Facebook
Bonnets at Dawn One of the longest running Austen, and Bronte, podcast with over 150 episodes join the hosts as they talk about everything Austen and Bronte related from their books and lives to other authors, inspirations, time periods, and interviews with renowned scholars. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Pemberley Podcast Updated weekly, another Austen podcast dedicated to Austen adpatations both movies and book form as well as other related books and movies/tv shows such as Bridgerton. Website | Twitter | Instgram | Facebook
Manners and Madness: A Jane Austen and David Lynch Podcast Two friends, one who loves both Jane Austen and David Lynch, one who is only passingly familiar with both, explore their bodies of work and the adaptations of that work. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Thing About Austen A podcast about the material objects and culture that shaped Austen’s works. “Come for historical context and stay for the literary shenanigans.” Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
First Impression Podcast: Why All Austen Haters Are Wrong A semi-regular podcast that covers all thing Austen and other 19th C authors including Elizabeth Gaskell. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
What the Austen? Podcast The hosts dig into Austen’s world both fictional and real from talking about the dreamy characters and references in adaptations. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Pod and Prejudice Two friends, one has read Austen and the other has not, go through Austen’s books chapter by chapter, as well as the adpatations from a feminist perspective. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Austenesque Musings Join host Christina Morland on conversations, readings, and interviews related to the Austenesque community. (There doesn’t seem to be much of an online presence for the podcast but it is available on Apple, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps.)
I know most of us are eagerly looking forward to season two of Sanditon which is set to begin in March! Masterpiece has put together three podcasts, recorded by the creative team, to give viewers an insider’s look on what is upcoming,
On March 8, New York Public Library is hosting a virtual online book and film discussion for Emma.
From the event page:
Join the staff at Muhlenberg Library for a film discussion of the 2020 feature Emma. based on the 1815 classic novel by Jane Austen.
Emma is a headstrong, high-spirited, and privileged young woman who severely overestimates her matchmaking abilities as she meddles in the romantic lives of those around her. Hard-won knowledge about the intricacies of love compels her to reconsider her vow to never marry.
Participants will have read the book Emma and watched the 2020 film at home before the discussion.
The event will be held via Google Meets and you can register here.