JASNA’s Annual Student Essay Contest 2021

The annual JASNA Student Essay Contest is now open with entries due by June 1.

The contest is open to high school, college, and graduate students.

This year’s theme, “Jane Austen in the Arts,” is based on the theme for this years AGM. “Arts” is encompassing including fine art, performative art, crafts, and decorative arts.

From the website:

Jane Austen played the piano, embroidered, and attended art exhibits and the theater. The arts also played a role in her novels. In your essay, discuss how Austen uses the arts, whether to reveal character, address social standing, advance the plot, or otherwise make a point. High school students: you may discuss her use of the arts in just one of her novels, though you are welcome to refer to more. Undergraduate and graduate students: you must discuss Austen’s use of the arts in more than one novel. You may use the same art form in each or contrast different arts.

The organizers consider it essential to read the submissions page before submitting

Each division has three winning places with:

  • First Place:  $1,000 scholarship and free registration and two nights’ lodging for JASNA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting (Transportation to the conference is not provided.)
  • Second Place:  $500 scholarship
  • Third Place:  $250 scholarship

Each winner receives a set of Norton Critical Editions of Austen’s work.

All winners and their mentors receive a one years membership to JASNA.

The winning entries are published on JASNA’s website.

For more information, including previous winning essays, visit the contest’s website.

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Final Call for Papers for JASNA AGM 2020 is Next Week!

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!

 

The JASNA SW 3rd Annual Filmmakers Contest Ends November 1

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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

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

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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.