“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.” Emma by Jane Austen
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Let us have the luxury of silence.” Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Amazon removed The Brontes of Haworth, Bridge Jones’ Baby,
“She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already.” Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Annnndddd it’s back!
Registration is now open for the 2019 Jane Austen Summer Program, which is to be held June 20 – 23, 2019 in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina! The guest of honor this year is Soniah Kamal, the author of Unmarriagable, which it itself is published on January 19, 2019. (I have been waiting, it seems, for forever for this book! Ahem.)
This year’s theme is “Pride and Prejudice & Its Afterlives.” As with previous years, JASP has a reading list and a movie list to get you prepped for the symposium. The tentative schedule is also up. Don’t forget the Regency ball to cap off your experience! (I’ll hand it to the JASP organizers, they are on. it.)
Registration opened last week and the early bird pricing ($495) is open until January 15, 2019 and then the price goes up to $545. There are discounts available for K-12 student and teachers as well as UNC staff.
All of this information and more, including travel information, photos, and discussion guidelines can be found on JASP’s website. (I highly recommend to subscribe to their blog and Instagram because they are always publishing informative information on Austen and related things.)
Note: If you have attended or will be attending JASP, and you want to give it a review for the blog, please contact me!
JASNA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for their 2019 tour of England!
Organized by the British tour company Pathfinders, the tour “Seeking Adventures Abroad: 200 years of Northanger Abbey,” is designed to celebrate Northanger Abbey, sites mentioned in the novel and film adaptations, as well as important locations in Jane Austen’s life. At the conclusion of the tour, a short trip to Ireland is being offered to visit locations from the 2007 movies Northanger Abbey and Becoming Jane (ed. one of my favorite movies ever!). These locations include Lismore Castle, Blarney Castle, Trinity College, Cork, and Dublin.
The tour is from July 11 – 20, 2019 with the Ireland trip being offered from July 20 – 24. Tour prices range from $2870 – $3410 depending on the number of participants. An additional $750 will be added if you’d like single accommodations (aka not share a room). These prices do not include the side trip to Ireland or airplane tickets.
For full details on the pricing and registration, visit JASNA’s website. You can also find the complete itinerary here. The tour’s main website is here. Finally, to register or if you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Only JASNA members can be registrants.