If the Air Blew On It

“I got the sexton, who was digging Linton’s grave, to remove the earth off her coffin lid, and I opened it. I thought, once, I would have stayed there, when I saw her face again—it is hers yet—he had hard work to stir me; but he said it would change, if the air blew on it…” Wuthering Heights by Jane Eyre

Incomprehensible Creatures

“No, but still it is very unpleasant to live with such unimpressible, incomprehensible creatures. You cannot love them; and if you could, your love would be utterly thrown away: they could neither return it, nor value, nor understand it.” Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Little Rubs and Disappaointments

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mood of Mind

“Are you acquainted with the mood of mind in which, if you were seated alone, and the cat licking its kitten on the rug before you, you would watch the operation so intently that puss’s neglect of one ear would put you seriously out of temper?”  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

To Cure A Greater Evil

“I may be permitted, like the doctors, to cure a greater evil by a less, for I shall not fall seriously in love with the young widow, I think, nor she with me – that’s certain – but if I find a little pleasure in her society I may surely be allowed to seek it; and if the star of her divinity be bright enough to dim the lustre of Eliza’s, so much the better, but I scarcely can think it.” The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Wise People

“Wise people say it is folly to think anybody perfect; and as to likes and dislikes, we should be friendly to all, and worship none”  Villette by Charlote Bronte

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for April 21, 2019

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What’s happening this week in the Austen and Bronte universes:

Only A Novel

“It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language” Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Reminder:JASNA SW presents the 3nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 3nd 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 2019 but were a student during the 2018-19 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.


  • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
  • One-year free membership in JASNA
  •  Screening at JASNA Southwest regional meeting
  • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

For more information, visit the JASNA SW website or download the entry form here.

SUBMIT ENTRY FORM ALONG WITH COMPLETED FILM TO: JASNA 2019 Young Filmmakers Contest • jasnasw@jasnasw.com.

Contest ends November 1, 2019.