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.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
    place)
  • 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.

 

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.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
    place)
  • 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.

 

JASNASW Announces Winner of the 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA and JASNA Southwest are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest. The contest is open to students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate-school levels, and includes those graduating in the spring of the contest year as long as they attended school prior to graduation. The films need to be five minutes or less.

This year, the winner is Ellyn Cardon, a senior undergraduate at Brigham Young University. Her film (shown below), Mrs. Bennett’s Plan, is inspired by Ellyn’s mother who has four unmarried children of her own and who inspires the content of the film. “Ellyn adds that the film is designed to remind us that Jane Austen wrote characters who are real and understandable, no matter what century we live in. We all know a Mrs. Bennet, and we love her for who she is.”

For more information on Ellyn’s win, check out the article by JASNA Southwest. The 2019 Young Filmmakers Contest is now open for submissions.

Hotel Reservations Are Now Open for JASNA 2019 AGM

2019 JASNA AGM Logo

An email has been sent this morning from the coordinator of the 2019 AGM that hotels are now available to book for the AGM in Williamsburg, VA. The AGM is from October 4-6, 2019.

For the first time in AGM history, two hotels are open for reservation.

Per the email,

Reservations at the JASNA conference rate, ranging from $138 to $231 per night, may be made using the link on the AGM hotel page, or simply cut and paste the following into your web browser: https://book.passkey.com/go/39753. If you are prompted to enter an access code, use Jane234.

This year’s AGM theme is “200 Years of Northanger Abbey” exploring its humour, horror, and history of the age. There will also be discussions on wide range of topics covering “…the idea of the picturesque, the popularity of the Gothic novel genre, the history of the 12th Light Dragoons, the economics of importing India muslin versus producing muslin in England, even the conversion of Catholic Church buildings into private residences in the centuries after the Dissolution, and more.” JASNA promises it will be a fascinating and exciting AGM.

Tickets have yet to go on sale for the AGM itself. If you’re a JASNA member, make sure you’re subscribing JASNA emails and also check the AGM’s website for further details.

Applications for 2019 JASNA International Visitor Program Due Tomorrow, December 15

IVP banner

If you are working on a Jane Austen project, and you need resources and research from England,  you should apply for the JASNA International Visitor Program (IVP). IVP is open to anyone in the US or Canada, and you do not have to be a student or a career academic to apply.

One lucky person will receive:

  • A stipend of $3,250 (US dollars), which is to be used to defray the costs of airfare from continental US and Canada to England, housing, travel, and other expenses related to the trip.
  • Work two days a week at Austen-related institutions in Chawton performing duties as assigned
  • Attend the U.K. Jane Austen Society’s Annual General Meeting in July and provide assistance as requested by the Society

The applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • The importance of the project
  • The need to access materials in Chawton or nearby
  • The viability of the project (in terms of project parameters, time, and resources),
  • The useful skills that the applicant brings to JASNA’s Austen-related partners in Chawton.

To be eligible, applicants must be members of JASNA who live in the United States or Canada and have an Austen-related project that requires access to resources in England. You do not have to be a career academic or a student to apply. I keep stressing this point because if you have a personal Austen passion project and you need access to research in Chawtown and related areas, you can apply!

It should be noted,

The IVP Committee is particularly interested in applicants whose Austen-related projects and interests match the needs of one of our Chawton partners: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton House Library, and St. Nicholas Church. Find out more about each institution’s needs and past IVP projects below.

To apply, download the application fact sheet and form from the IVP website.  The decision will be made on or before February 15, 2019.

Holiday Gift Giving With Jane Austen and The Brontes

Holiday garland

It’s that time of year again when many gift-giving holidays have arrived and you may be stuck on what to get your literary fan in your life. And sometimes it’s especially hard if they are an Austen or Bronte fan. What do you do? You peruse the following list for ideas from candles and jewelry to clothing and clocks. Whether they are an Austen or Bronte fan, there is something for everyone from ages 8 to 80.

I heartily recommend Brookish, Storiarts, Out of Print Clothing, and Pembertea as I have purchased their products over the years and found them to be of great quality. I have also bought products from Society6 and Zazzle before and their products tend to be fairly well made. One cannot go wrong with memberships to either JASNA or the Bronte Society. But any of the following products and services would be a delight to any literary lover.

Note: I have checked for last dates of delivery times in the US for the holiday season but it is your responsibility to check with the seller before purchase to make sure you’ll get it in time.

  •  A membership to JASNA
  • A membership to the Bronte Society
  • A gift from the Jane Austen Centre gift shop
  • A gift from the Bronte Parsonage shop
  • Brookish on Etsy has a wonderful selection of hand-lettered mugs, sweatshirts and t-shirts, notecards, and more! The last date for US delivery is December 16.
  • Storiarts has a wonderful collection of Austen AND Bronte inspired gifts including infinity scarfs, headbands, and writing gloves. As of this writing, they are currently having a sale of 15% off but if they are not having a sale, you can use the code Austen15 at checkout.1
  • Another fun gift is the Pembertea subscription box! Pembertea is a monthly subscription box for all things Austen. Each monthly box is themed and includes tea (of course), gifts, and trinkets related to that month’s theme. They also sell mugs, clothing, and blankets! Each subscription box is about $40 USD a month. I reviewed the boxes over here.
  • Another fun store for all of your literary geekdom is Out of Print Clothing! I’ve been buying from them for years and the quality never disappoints. They carry t-shirts, bags, socks, sweatshirts, and other literary gifts.  I have the most adorable pencil pouch from them. Not only do they have Jane Austen and Bronte (Charlotte and Emily (poor Anne!)) inspired gifts, but they also carry a gamut of authors such as Ray Bradbury to F. Scott Fitzgerald. You can see the complete list of authors here(If you click on the ad in the right sidebar, you get $5 off your order at Out of Print clothing!)
  • Jane Austen’s Office has a wide range of gifts from clocks to cellphone covers to mugs and clothing.
  • Society6 has a large array of Jane Austen and Bronte gifts.
  • Amazon US, of course, has books, DVDs, clothing, and more for Austen and Bronte alike.
  • We can’t forget Etsy (Austen, Bronte) which has candles, make-up, and more
  • There is also Zazzle (Austen, Bronte)
  • Uncommon Goods (Austen, Bronte) has socks, mugs, and pillows (I have been gifted the Austen AND Bronte mugs and I love them so).
  • The Literary Gift Company has Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, and Jane Austen inspired mugs, jewelry, and soap to name a few things!
  • Novel Creations repurposes books into purses and clutches

Have a happy holidays!

 

1. Earlier this year, in lieu of payment for advertising (as seen in the right sidebar), Storiarts sent me a few items such as a Pride and Prejudice book scarf and Poe’s The Raven writing gloves. I have yet to review them (but that is upcoming) but for full disclosure, I receive no compensation for any purchase you may buy.

The 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest Ends Next Week

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 2nd 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 2018 but were a student during the 2017-18 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.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
      place)
    • One-year free membership in JASNA
    • Screening at our December 2018 regional meeting, to be held at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
    • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

    Contest ends November 1, 2018.

    Visit JASNA Southwest for more information and for the entry form.

Jane Austen Society of North America 2018 AGM Is Next Week!

Banner for the 2018 JASNA AGM

This year the Jane Austen Society of North America proudly presents their 2018 AGM which runs from September 28-30 and will be happening in Kansas City, MO. The theme this year is “Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope” and since our Captain Wentworth was in the navy, the theme is also nautical influenced.

Registration opened on May 9 with the $275 early bird prices good until June 30 after which time the prices will increase to $325 until the event.

The weekend includes workshops, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and an emporium. Events on  Saturday night will include British pub quiz, a banquet,  a ball as well as a game of whist. Visit here for a full schedule.

For more information, travel, hotels, and other events happening, please visit the AGM’s main page.

 

Reminder: The 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest ends November 1

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 2nd 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 2018 but were a student during the 2017-18 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.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
      place)
    • One-year free membership in JASNA
    • Screening at our December 2018 regional meeting, to be held at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
    • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

    Contest ends November 1, 2018.

    Visit JASNA Southwest for more information and for the entry form.

JASNA presents the 2nd Annual Young Filmmakers Contest

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA, in collaboration with JASNA Southwest, is proud to present submissions to the 2nd 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 2018 but were a student during the 2017-18 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.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE:

    • Cash prize ($250 for first place; $100 for second place; $50 for third
      place)
    • One-year free membership in JASNA
    • Screening at our December 2018 regional meeting, to be held at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
    • Screening of the winning videos on the JASNA and/or JASNA Southwest website and our YouTube channel

    Contest ends November 1, 2018.

    Visit JASNA Southwest for more information and for the entry form.