Reminder: Call for Papers for JASNA AGM 2020

JASNA AGM 2020

JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites those to submit papers based on AGM 2020 theme, “Jane Austen’s Juvenilia: Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution.” The papers should address Austen’s work from 1787 (when she was 11) to 1783 (when she was 17). They do, however, also accept works based on Lady Susan.

From the AGM coordinators, “We request submissions that explore how Austen engages with the world around her in her early writings, including influences from the Age of Reason, Romanticism in the popular culture of her time, and the Revolution of ideas that swept through Europe during the 18th century. We also hope to discuss her early stories for their pure entertainment value.”

To get you started, the AGM has thoughtfully put together a list of questions for you to get the juices flowing for your paper:

  • Did the social and political background of revolutionary war in America and France, along with questions of sovereignty and human rights, influence Austen’s teenage writing?
  • Did changing ideas about education and women’s roles appear to have influenced her childhood works?
  • Did Austen engage with the Romantic period in literature and art? How did contemporary novels influence her teenage writings?
  • How is the exuberance of Austen’s early writings present, although perhaps in suppressed form, in her mature novels?
  • Austen’s unique narrative voice is apparent in even the briefest fragments from Austen’s three volumes of juvenilia. How does her author’s voice evolve over time?
  • We know Austen herself valued her early works, as she kept them throughout her life. As the study of juvenilia gains recognition in academia, how do her youthful writings compare to other teenage art?
  • We picture young Jane Austen reading her works aloud to amused family and friends. Do these works stand on their own as entertaining fiction, or are they best viewed as apprenticeship work for the mature novels?
  • Does Lady Susan form a bridge between Austen’s teenage writings and the novels that she produced later in her life, or does it stand alone in Austen’s published works?
  • How did Austen use the epistolary form in Lady Susan, and how might this provide insight into early versions of her novels, such as First Impressions? And what are we to make of this wicked main character?

Submission deadline is October 12, 2019.

You can fnd more information on submission date and materials required at http://jasna.org/agms/cleveland/call-for-papers.html.

And don’t forget, CLEVELAND ROCKS!

 

Tickets for the 2019 Jane Austen Festival in Bath Are Now On Sale!

Jane Austen Festival in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre in Bath is pleased to announce that tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 festival! The festival, which runs from September 13 – 22, includes a Regency costume promenade, summer ball, lectures, and a market for which to buy treats and trinkets. Tickets can be purchased online at the Bath Box Office. Events are individually ticketed so please be mindful when you purchase your tickets.

For us non-UK folk, tickets are obtained either via email, your phone, or direct from the box office. They do not send tickets overseas. Tickets are available, but in limited supply, the day of the events.

For more information on the festival, bookings, hotel options, and more, please visit the festival website at https://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/.

Call for Papers for AGM 2020

JASNA AGM 2020

JASNA Ohio North Coast Region invites those to submit papers based on AGM 2020 theme, “Jane Austen’s Juvenilia: Reason, Romanticism, and Revolution.” The papers should address Austen’s work from 1787 (when she was 11) to 1783 (when she was 17). They do, however, also accept works based on Lady Susan.

From the AGM coordinators, “We request submissions that explore how Austen engages with the world around her in her early writings, including influences from the Age of Reason, Romanticism in the popular culture of her time, and the Revolution of ideas that swept through Europe during the 18th century. We also hope to discuss her early stories for their pure entertainment value.”

To get you started, the AGM has thoughtfully put together a list of questions for you to get the juices flowing for your paper:

  • Did the social and political background of revolutionary war in America and France, along with questions of sovereignty and human rights, influence Austen’s teenage writing?
  • Did changing ideas about education and women’s roles appear to have influenced her childhood works?
  • Did Austen engage with the Romantic period in literature and art? How did contemporary novels influence her teenage writings?
  • How is the exuberance of Austen’s early writings present, although perhaps in suppressed form, in her mature novels?
  • Austen’s unique narrative voice is apparent in even the briefest fragments from Austen’s three volumes of juvenilia. How does her author’s voice evolve over time?
  • We know Austen herself valued her early works, as she kept them throughout her life. As the study of juvenilia gains recognition in academia, how do her youthful writings compare to other teenage art?
  • We picture young Jane Austen reading her works aloud to amused family and friends. Do these works stand on their own as entertaining fiction, or are they best viewed as apprenticeship work for the mature novels?
  • Does Lady Susan form a bridge between Austen’s teenage writings and the novels that she produced later in her life, or does it stand alone in Austen’s published works?
  • How did Austen use the epistolary form in Lady Susan, and how might this provide insight into early versions of her novels, such as First Impressions? And what are we to make of this wicked main character?

Submission deadline is October 12, 2019.

You can fnd more information on submission date and materials required at http://jasna.org/agms/cleveland/call-for-papers.html.

And don’t forget, CLEVELAND ROCKS!

 

Jane Austen and Bronte Movies Currently Streaming For July 2019

Mansfield Park 1999

Netflix added Bridget Jones’ Baby. 

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Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for June 30, 2019

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Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for June 16, 2019

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Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for June 2, 2019

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Jane Austen and Bronte Movies Currently Streaming For June 2019

Amazon moved Jane Austen Country from Prime to Purchase; added additional Thug Notes for Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights; Amazon Prime added two versions of Wide Sargasso Sea to its catalog.

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