JASNA Clippings


Kerri Spennicchia, the manager of JASNA’s Clippings Service and assistant regional coordinator for JASNA’s New York Metropolitan Region has been supplying regional coordinators with a steady stream of news items and media tidbits the past few weeks. Here follows a selection of her recent posts:




Jane Austen Fans Crowd-Fund Delhi University Student’s Trip to the U.S. (India Today, Aug. 1)

Prashansa Taneja, a second-year BA English student at Jesus and Mary College, has won first place in a JASNA contest for her essay on Pride and Prejudice. Donors from around the world will help her attend the 2013 AGM Sept 27-29 in Minneapolis: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/jane-austen-fans-crowd-fund-du-students-trip-to-us/1/297475.html
(Webster University professor and JASNA-StL member Sheila Hwang reports that one of her students, Mindy Sansoucie, earned an honorable mention in the same JASNA contest, and that three students from Villa Duchesne also earned honorable mentions in the high-school division. “It’s great to see St. Louis represented!” Hwang wrote. We agree. More about all this later.)

Jane Austen and the Limerick Lawyer

(From the July 18 Irish Examiner)

Robert Hume explains how her ‘Irish friend’ put fame and fortune above a chance to marry a penniless writer: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/jane-austen-and-the-limerick-lawyer-237166.html



And in other [Austen-related] news …




From the World of Publishing …


Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony

Edited by Natasha Duquette and Elisabeth Lenckos. Release date: November. Contributors: Jessica Brown; Diane N. Capitani; Christine Colón; Alice Davenport; Deborah Kennedy; Kathryn L. Libin; Kelly McDonald; Belisa Monteiro; Jeffrey Nigro; J. Russell Perkin; Erin J. Smith; Vivasvan Soni; Melora G. Vandersluis and Frederick A. Duquette: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781611461374


Volume the First: A Facsimile

By Jane Austen, Kathryn Sutherland. A complete manuscript facsimile in Jane’s hand. Release date: Oct. 15: http://www.bodleianbookshop.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781851242818&pge=home&sort=sort%5Fdate%2Fd&st1=austen&y=0&sf1=Keyword&x=0&m=1&dc=2


Walking Jane Austen’s London (from Austenprose.com)

A review of Louise Allen’s Walking Jane Austen’s London: A Tour Guide for Modern Readers: http://austenprose.com/2013/07/31/walking-jane-austens-london-a-tour-guide-for-the-modern-reader-by-louise-allen-a-review



Lizzie Bennet Diaries to do Emma Next

“Lizzie Bennet Diaries” Team Will Take On Jane Austen’s Emma Next

And finally, this also from our NYC colleagues, who keep close track of these things: After scoring one of the biggest Web series hits of 2012 with “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” Streamy winner Bernie Su is ready to turn another Jane Austen classic—Emma—into a witty, teen-friendly vlog (video blog). To wit: http://www.tubefilter.com/2013/08/02/emma-approved-bernie-su-jane-austen-lizzie-bennet-diaries.

Jane on the Ten Pound Note


2017 Ten Pound Note featuring Jane Austen

2017 Ten Pound Note featuring Jane Austen



From our colleagues Linda Dennery and Meg Levin of JASNA’s New York Region, an update on a story that’s been percolating for several weeks. Apparently, we’ll need to wait a few years before we all acquire Jane Austen 10-pound notes:





Also from our New York Region, on the same topic:


Why that Jane Austen quotation on the new £10 note is a major blunder

Duplicated many million times on the new £10 banknote will be a line in praise of reading – it’s a shame it was uttered by an Austen character who had no genuine interest in reading at all:  www.guardian.co.uk/business/shortcuts/2013/jul/25/jane-austen-quotation-10-note


Jane Austen Bank Note Earns Huzzahs and Nitpicking



Austen on Money





Workshops at the Morris Jumel Mansion


Workshops at the Morris Jumel Mansion

Should you be in New York City next week, the Morris Jumel Mansion is offering a pair of Regency workshops: (1) a Regency makeup workshop on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and (2) a Regency dance workshop on Saturday, Aug. 10,  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the mansion’s website: http://www.morrisjumel.org.

Chawton House Library seeking Librarian


The Chawton House Library is seeking an experienced professional librarian to join its diverse team following the appointment of the current post holder to a senior library role in Australia. This is a great time to join the charity as it celebrates its 1oth year of operation. It has developed significantly over the last decade, has gained an international reputation and is building on this success with exciting and ambitious plans for the future. For more information, visit http://www.chawtonhouse.org/?page_id=57728