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



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