2018, Dec 8: The Annual Jane Austen Birthday Luncheon

Our annual Jane Austen Birthday luncheon was held at The Gatesworth.  Many members and their guests were present enjoy a delicious lunch and champagne toast followed by a lively game of Speculation taught and lead by JASNA member, Shelia Hwang, Ph.D.   Speculation (a fun, fast-paced card game featured in … READ ON

September 23, St. Louis Meeting – Two Film Versions of Persuasion

On Sunday, September 23, a large gathering of members and many guests congregated at the University City Public Library to hear John Greenfield, Ph.D., give a wonderful and insightful presentation on two film interpretations of the novel Persuasion by Jane Austen. He compared and contrasted the 1995 film with the … READ ON

Highlights: Kansas City AGM, September 27-30, 2018

Persuasion, 200 Years of Constancy and Hope by Rose Marie Nester It was late September, and the weather was still like summer – hot! But just over 900 Janeites gathered in Kansas City for JASNA’s Annual General Meeting. Because of the proximity of Kansas City to St. Louis, a large … READ ON

2017 – JASNA Summer Program

Jane Austen Summer Program Presents “200 Years of Persuasion” June 15 to 18, 2017 Hosted by the University of North Carolina, CH and JASNA-NC CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — This summer more than 100 people, including Austen fans, established scholars, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and aspiring authors, will have the opportunity … READ ON

2017 JASNA Essay Contest

Dear Essay Writers, As you know, JASNA (National level) sponsors an essay contest every year, with three categories: high school, undergraduate and graduate. The topic is usually tied to the theme of the upcoming AGM, in this case, it is the “afterlife” of Jane Austen’s novels. Our 2017 Essay Contest … READ ON