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.

Reminder: JASNA SW Presents the Young Filmmakers Contest 2022

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.

Event: Sansei and Sensibility with Karen Tei Yamashita

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.

Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters Link Roundup for April 17, 2022

Seeking Book Review Editor for JASNA News

The current JASNA book review editor is retiring and JASNA is looking for a replacement!

From JASNA:

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, erika.kotite@gmail.com.

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