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 … READ ON
“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.
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: http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2013/0725/Jane-Austen-will-be-the-face-of-the-10-pound-note-in-the-UK Also from our … READ ON
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.
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
Earlier this year, Johanna Hill, a University City eighth-grader, prepared a National History Day (www.nhd.org) video about Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. As part of her project, Johanna interviewed JASNA-StL member and Saint Louis University professor of English Toby Benis. Johanna has graciously allowed us to post a link … READ ON