A Tantalizing Austen Fragment

 

From BBC South Today, a recent four-minute report about a fragment of Jane Austen’s handwriting that will go on display in Chawton later this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uKJCBm_L6I

The subject of the fragment is prayers and praying, and perhaps by extension, preaching, a subject Austen approached also in chapter 34 of Mansfield Park, during a conversation between Edmund Bertram and Henry Crawford.

And while not recent, but in line with JASNA’s celebration of the bicentenary of Mansfield Park, a note about an adaptation for the stage, from two years ago. We probably missed an entertaining evening:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/9562796/Mansfield-Park-Theatre-Royal-Bury-St-Edmunds-review.html

Back Issues of Persuasions on Sale

Back issues of Persuasions on sale. The region has acquired limited quantities of JASNA’s literary journal Persuasions, ranging from No.17 in 1995 to the current issue, No.34. Each contains articles that were presented at the previous year’s Annual General Meeting. So if you have gaps in your collection, you can fill them now. Review the list at “Persuasions for sale“.  (The list is two pages, so scroll down.) Contact Kerri Spennicchia at kspennic@ix.netcom.com to purchase. All proceeds benefit JASNA–NY Metro.

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.

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