Jane Austen’s Portsmouth And the Dynamics of the Price Family

At the Saturday, Sept. 26, meeting of the St. Louis Metropolitan Region, Jane Austen Society of North America, members and guests experienced not one but two insightful presentations concerning Austen’s 1814 novel Mansfield Park. The presentations were offered by members Phyllis Thorpe and Toby Benis. Last year, at JASNA’s Montreal … READ ON

Austen lovers to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘Mansfield Park’

  “The following appeared online at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (www.stltoday.com) on St. Patrick’s Day. Jane Henderson is the book editor for the Post-Dispatch and writes about books and publishing at her “Book Blog.”   March 17, 2014 6:00 am  •  By Jane Henderson jhenderson@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8107   “Mansfield Park” may … READ ON

Catching Up with Devoney Looser

On Jan. 14, the Los Angeles Review of Books published “Jane Austen—Feminist Icon,” an essay on Mansfield Park (among other things) by JASNA-StL member and former University of Missouri—Columbia professor Devoney Looser. In the essay, Looser tackles Austen’s “least appreciated” heroine, “mousy” Fanny Price. Moving from society’s celebration of Pride … READ ON