2019, June 8: A Book Review: Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

A book review of “Jane Austen, the Secret Radical,” by Helena Kelly was moderated by Rhoda Richmond and presented by volunteers from the region membership. Volunteer members each read and reported on a chapter from the book “Jane Austen, the Secret Radical” followed by a discussion moderated by member Rhoda Richmond. … READ ON

JASNA Regional Events

Here is the link to the JASNA Regional Events Calendar…. Explore Janeite events in your area and beyond! JASNA Regions host creative special events that all members of the Society are invited to attend.  In many cases, non-members who would like to know more about JASNA are also welcome. http://www.jasna.org/conferences-events/event-calendar/

2019, March 10 – Mrs. Allen’s Closet OR Costume in the Time of Jane Austen

“Mrs. Allen’s Closet; OR Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen” looked at the revolutionary changes in women’s dress during Jane Austen’s lifetime.  What were these changes, what prompted them, and have there been similar fashion revolutions in modern times – our presenter, Cathy Reilly led an interesting conversation with … READ ON

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

2018, 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