Jane Austen and Bronte Movies Streaming For September 2022

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.






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JASNA SW Young Filmmakers Contest 2022 Entries Due in a Few Weeks

JASNA Southwest is proud to present their annual Young Filmmakers Contest.

Previously open to college, graduate, and high school students, the contest has expanded to all filmmakers under 30. You must not work as a director or cinematographer.

This year themes is  and Jane Austen inspired.

What to do:

Create a film in five minutes or less on either of the following themes:

  • Sense and Sensibility: the novel’s plot, settings or adaptations
  • Inspired by Jane Austen:  her world, novels, characters, themes or adaptations

For more information, check out the contest flyer and you can also download the entry form.

First prize is $300, second is $200, and third is $100. All winners will receive a years membership to JASNA.

For more information, and to check out past winners, visit the JASNA SW YFC website.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2022.

JASNA 2022 Annual Student Essay Contest Ends Next Week

It’s that time of year again for the JASNA Annual Student Essay Contest.

The theme this year is “Jane Austen’s first published novel, Sense and Sensibility” to match this years AGM.


Family relations loom large in this book, and Austen has more than one story to tell, with four sets of siblings and notable mothers. Essays can focus on relations between siblings or pairs of siblings, between mothers and their offspring, or perhaps on characteristics (apart from sense and sensibility) embodied by a related or unrelated pair.

A PDF of the family tree is available here.

The contest is open to all students from high school to graduate school. You do not need to be a member of JASNA to enter.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 2, 2022. For more information, visit the submissions page.

Per the entrance information page, JASNA awards scholarships to winners in three divisions:

  • First Place:  $1,000 scholarship and free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (Transportation to the conference is not provided.)
  • Second Place:  $500 scholarship
  • Third Place:  $250 scholarship

The winners will receive a single year memeber to JASNA, a set of Norton’s Critical Editions of Austen’s work, and the winning essay will be published on JASNA’s website.

For more information, FAQs, guidelines, and previous winners, visit the information page for the essay contest.

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for June 12, 2022

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for May 8, 2022

Virtual Event: Jane Austen and the Buddha

Jane Austen & Co brings together Jane Austen and other early women authors into the 21st C events with Zoom lectures, creative writing contests, reading and authors Q&As, and library programs. The events are open to all ages.

The May 5th Zoom event is with Dr. Kathryn Duncan who will be discussing her book Jane Austen and the Buddha: Teachers of Enlightenment. While Jane never directly wrote about Buddhism, her work includes elements of Buddhist teachings such as accepting that there is suffering and finding the cause of the suffering. The talk is designed to discuss how Austen’s books can explore and experience joy and happiness.

The event begins at 8 p.m. EDT and is on Zoom.  It is free and available for ages. You can find more information on the registration page.

Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Writing Competition 2022

Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is proud to present their 2022 writing competition.

This year, the theme is “Inspired by Jane Austen.” Your entry can be on anything Jane Austen related such as including Austen herself, or be influenced by her and her work.

Limit is 1000 to 2000 words. The contest is open to anyone over the age 16 and lives anywhere in the world.

The judges, ranging from authors and scholars, will select ten stories which will then be presented to the public for ten days of voting.

The entry date is May 4th. The ten day public vote follows soon after.

The winning entry will be recorded as a professional audiobook and made available worldwide.

More information is available here and the guidelines are here.

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for April 24, 2022

Book Review: The Jane Austen Dating Agency

TitleThe Jane Austen Dating Agency
AuthorFiona Woodifield
Publication Date: January 2020
Pages: 320

[AmazonBN | IndieBound | Public Library]

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen retelling, pastiche, or continuation story is my cat nip. I’ve read everything from Jane Austen fighting off zombies to mysteries featuring Jane Austen. This is just the tip of the ice berg of the Austen world out there and it is one of the reasons I love how relevant her work continues to be over 200 years after her books were published. (Jane Austen in pop culture is also my jam.)

More can be found over at Once Twice Book Reviews.

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