- Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion’ Gets a Summer Release Date
- Issue #87 Pride & Possibilities: They are my old friends…
- ‘Persuasion’: Dakota Johnson’s Jane Austen Film Gets Summer Release Date on Netflix
- Persuasion: Netflix’s Jane Austen Adaptation Sets Release Date
- First look at Dakota Johnson as a Jane Austen heroine for Netflix
- Netflix unleashes Jane Austen to halt subscription drop
- The Cast of Sanditon Gets Stumped By Series Trivia & Test Their Jane Austen Knowledge
- Dakota Johnson Goes Romantic in the Newest Stills From Netflix’s Persuasion
- Mr. Malcolm’s List: Bridgerton Meets Pride & Prejudice in This Romantic First Look
- Sanditon Is Coming Back for Season 3! Here’s What We Know So Far
- Your guide to the vocabulary of ‘Bridgerton,’ from pall-mall to promenade
- Henry Golding Is Mr. Elliot In Netflix’s Adaptation Of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’
- Ben Lloyd-Hughes on ‘Sanditon’ Season 2, Colbourne and Charlotte’s Relationship, and Playing an Austen Character
- Sanditon Season Two Leans Into Romantic Escapism
- How ‘Sanditon’ Found Its Voice in Season 2
- The Rationale Behind the Modern Obsession with Period Dramas
- ‘Bridgerton’: A story of romance and hypocrisy
- Now you can have your ‘Bridgerton’ and drink it, too
- Mr. Malcolm’s List Is Bridgerton Meets Pride & Prejudice
- How Bridgerton Season 2 Sets Up Benedict’s Story For Season 3
- For The ‘Bridgerton’ Fans: 6 Black Authors Who Write Historical Fiction Romance
- A bolder than “Bridgerton” reading list: Regency books with a twist Eloise would love
- Jane Austen’s Childhood and Glimpses of Her as a Young Woman
- Henry Golding Transports Audiences to the Regency Era in Jane Austen Remake
- Friendship and an Accidental Obsession with Jane Austen
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.
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
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.
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.
For April, Jane Austen & Co are thrilled to announce Dr. Karen Tei Yamashita who will be discussing her love of Jane Austen as a third-generation Japanese American as well as her book Sansei and Sensibility.
will be discussing her book Sansei and Sensibility, recounting her love of Jane Austen and her experiences as a third-generation Japanese American.
The event is on Thursday April 21 at 8 p.m. EDT on Zoom. Registration is free. For more information and to register, check out the event page.
This event is sponsored by UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature.
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- Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 34 and 35 by Jane Austen, Read by Alison Larkin
- Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 36 and 37 by Jane Austen, Read by Alison Larkin
- The Absurdist Meets Jane Austen in Bloomington
- On Our Bookshelves: The Jane Austen Book Club
- Jane Austen’s Real Life Sanditon Mystery Is Explored By Bestselling Author Donna Fletcher Crow
- From Jane Austen to Bill Bailey, who is famous enough to be in a crossword?
- Sanditon boss Belinda Campbell: “Jane Austen was a radical feminist for her times
- Can’t Miss Episode of the Week: ‘Sanditon’ Ball Brings Multiple Marriage Proposals
- Done With ‘Bridgerton’? Then These Books May Be Just for You
- 8 Tabletop RPGs for Bridgerton and Our Flag Means Death fans
- Duchess of Cornwall visits Jane Austen’s House in Chawton
- How Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy Paved the Way for Anthony Bridgerton
- Telling Georgiana Lambe’s Story in Sanditon Season 2
- Romance Movies Coming to Netflix in 2022 and Beyond
- Calam Lynch, Bridgerton star, on his awkward but heartfelt Netflix romance
- Binged Bridgerton? 10 More Period Dramas to Look Forward To This Year
- The Historical Case for a Gay Bridgerton
- Shows Like ‘Bridgerton’ To Watch When You Need More Dramatic Love
- Francesca Bridgerton Is (Mostly) Missing From Bridgerton. Where Might She Be Instead?
- Bridgerton season 2: Seven period dramas to watch once you’ve finished the hit Netflix series
- ‘Hoary prejudice lingers’: What’s in a nom de plume?
- The surprising cost of renting the real Bridgerton houses in Bath
- Tiny Charlotte Brontë Book Could Fetch Hefty $1.25 Million
- How Bridgerton’s Fictional England Showcases Real Diaspora
The current JASNA book review editor is retiring and JASNA is looking for a replacement!
Love books and book reviews? Are you adept at discovering newly published and soon-to-be-published works in, on, or around Jane Austen and her novels?
JASNA News seeks a book review editor to produce and edit book reviews for quarterly publication. The role requires steady attention throughout the year and January-April in particular, when the Summer Reading Issue is produced. You will work closely with the JASNA News editor to plan and assign book reviews, ensuring new and significant works pertaining to Jane Austen are included in each issue. This is a paid position.
We’re looking for someone with good writing and research skills, and preferably with book review experience. Please note your relevant skills in a résumé and cover letter and submit them to Erika Kotite, email@example.com.
The Brontë Parsonage is proud to present their next Thursday talk: Charlotte Brontë : Afterlives of a Modern Woman.
The event will be held at the parsonage at 2 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. EST) with a virtual event at 7:30 p.m. GMT (2:30 p.m.EST). Tickets are free with the museum admission but the virtual event costs £3. The virtual event will be live and will not be recorded and is on Zoom.
For more information, visit the event page.
- Beyond Bridgerton: what Regency romance was really like
- Scottish university cruelly cancels poor, defenseless, under-read Jane Austen. England panics.
- Jane Austen’s Chawton home visited by Camilla after roof restoration
- The best way to read Jane Austen? Out loud!
- Duchess of Cornwall tours Jane Austen’s Chawton home and sees Mr Darcy’s famous white shirt
- Both Bridgerton and Sanditon Pivoted from Sex to Simmering Romances for Season 2; Did They Succeed?
- Hendel: Regency Ball invites diners, dancers to dress the part at Toledo Club
- Sanditon: Resurrected by Americans, controversial Austen-inspired series is back
- ‘Sanditon’s Showrunner Reveals He Did Look to Darcy & Wickham for Colbourne & Lennox
- Art can change the world—historical inaccuracies & all
- What the Latest Season of Bridgerton Can Teach Us About Representation
- Featured Flicks: ‘Emma’ entertains as rom-com for the ages
- My ardent love and admiration for ‘Pride and Prejudice’
- Binged Bridgerton? 10 More Period Dramas To Look Forward To In 2022
- Why “Bridgerton” and “Sanditon” dialed back the sex – and came out stronger for it
- Rick Edwards on Being Nicole Rémy’s Guide on ‘The Courtship’ and Keeping the Suitors in Check
- Anyone Who Thinks Romance Novel Plots Are Unrealistic Should Read These Twitter Stories
- Bridgerton’ full of scandal, romance and drama
- An Interview with Sanditon Sisters Rose Williams & Rosie Graham
- Bridgerton: 6 Reasons I Liked Season 2 More Than The First Season
- Alicia Silverstone Shared an Iconic Clueless Throwback For Paul Rudd’s Birthday
- 10 of The Best Romance Novels Out This Month
- The Most Enchanting and Captivating Period Drama Films
- City where Bridgerton is set crowned top of the list of literary hotspots in the UK
- Somerley House: The stunning New Forest stately home used for Bridgerton and The Crown filming
- Luke Thompson: The Bridgerton star from Southampton set to be the focus of season three
- Jane Austen: A Regency Feminist
- Lost Charlotte Brontë Poems to Go on Sale
- Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey Believes in Love at First Sight
- Pride & Possibilities 386:Using Austen Film Adaptations: A Novel Approach
Virtual Jane Con is now in it’s third year and it is doing a call for submissions for programming!
Hosted primarily on YouTube, this year looks to be two fun filled pack days.
Virtual Jane Con is an Austen-filled weekend online, ranging from Regency costuming and gaming, to more deep discussions on Austen’s works and Regency history. It’s a fun, wide-ranging event that encapsulates the myriad interests and talents of the Jane Austen community, while remaining online and free to see, making it accessible to fans with access to social media platforms.
Some things to consider:
- Submissions are due by April 15th
- All programming must be posted on YouTube
- All programming must have close captioned; no exceptions
- Video must be made available and in public by July 9th for the committee to verify close captioning
- The even will be held July 16th and 17th
For more information on the submission process, visit the submissions page.
Four years ago, the good people at Storybrewers released “Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG” (and an expansion October 2021). But who knew that Jane Austen and her world would make for such delightful acquaintance that another RPG would arrive?
Well dear readers, that is exactly what has happened.
Cassidy Percoco, the creator of “Dandies & Dandyzettes: Being a role-playing game set in Regency England” reached out to me last week to let me know the game was now available on Kickstarter (and it’s also arrived at its first stretch goal! Congrats Cassidy!) and of course I snapped up a pledge.
From the Kickstarter:
Welcome to Regency England!
Dandies and Dandyzettes is set in Great Britain at the end of the reign of George III. The once-hearty monarch is ailing, locked away in Windsor Castle while his son, the Prince Regent, holds the throne in his place. Players inhabit the roles of members of the gentry and aristocracy, moving through society in order to improve their individual or family standing or to gain their own more personal goals.
This is essentially a social game, focused on character interaction and telling a story, and therefore there is not necessarily an equivalent of the traditional combat-based dungeon crawl or quest.
Sounds like the perfect game to play at your next JASNA meeting!