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

A Will, an Opportunity for Study, and a Proposal

  Last week, Linda Dennery and Meg Levin, our faithful New York Region correspondents, passed along three Austen-related items. The first is a story about, and a link to, Austen’s will; the second, an announcement of a summer course on Mansfield Park and Persuasion at Cornell University; and the third, … READ ON