Upcoming programs are listed in the calendar below.
If you feel that “There is a monstrous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit,” then we encourage you to attend any or all of these events on our Janeite Social Calendar, for “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
From lectures to teas to dances to discussions to Jane’s birthday celebration, you’re sure to enjoy yourself in the company of other Janeites. Don’t fret should you find yourself required to go alone because “from the whole she deduced this useful lesson, that to go previously engaged to a ball, does not necessarily increase either the dignity or enjoyment of a young lady.”
We look forward to seeing you soon!
To learn more about our programs and find past programs, click here.
Through presentations, group discussions, and short dramatizations, we’ll examine the roles that sisters (or sisters-in-law!) play in Austen’s novels and in her own life. Organizer Bettye Dew welcomes skits based on sisters in Sense and Sensibility, discussions contrasting sisters from different novels, and presentations about Jane and Cassandra’s relationship and letters.
The JASNA Victoria, BC, Region invites you to return to Canada for the 2022 JASNA AGM, which will take place September 30–October 2, 2022.
It’s been quite a few years since a Canadian Region has hosted an AGM and even longer since Sense and Sensibility was the theme. We are so excited to have Janeites from across North America and abroad come to the City of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, to celebrate Jane’s first published novel.
Victoria has a rich JASNA history. One of JASNA’s three co-founders was Joan Austen-Leigh, a native of Victoria, BC and great-great grand-niece of Jane Austen. She also co-founded our Victoria Region, and we are proud to have her as part of our legacy in this corner of North America.
We know many JASNA members are ready for a lovely getaway to our City of Gardens, and we can guarantee you are going to have a fantastic time celebrating our Jane, Sense and Sensibility, and everything Victoria has to offer.
When not at the conference, you will find Victoria a very easy place to explore, filled with both indoor and outdoor attractions. We can’t wait to give you a warm welcome at our AGM, Sense and Sensibility in the City of Gardens.
Please be sure to peruse our other AGM pages to learn more about our conference theme, our three hotels, our conference centre facilities, and our gorgeous host city. Remember to check back often for updates as they are made available.
You are in for a real treat in this area of the Pacific Northwest in Canada!
John Greenfield, Anastasia Bierman, and Ellen Kunkelmann will lead a panel discussion about recent or upcoming screen adaptations, continuations, and reimaginings such as Persuasion (2022), Emma (2020), Sanditon, Fire Island (2022), and Modern Persuasion (2020). As is our tradition, we’ll also raise a (virtual) glass to Jane Austen on her 247th birthday!