If you feel that “There is a monsterous deal of stupid quizzing, & common-place nonsense talked, but scarcely any wit”, then we encourage to attend any or all of these events on Jane’s social calendar for “It is such a happiness when good people get together — and they always do.”
From lectures, teas, dances, and Jane’s Birthday there is something to attend yourself in the realm of a Janeite. Anyway, do not 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.”
Memories are to be made and friends are to be had, “But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state.”
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This is a Public Welcomed program “Mrs. Allen’s Closet; OR Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen” will look 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? (Join JASNA members … READ ON
Members: Reservations Required – Make ONLINE “A book review of Jane Austen, the Secret Radical” Presenters: Volunteers from the region membership, moderated by Rhoda Richmond Volunteer members will read and each report on a chapter from the book Jane Austen, the Secret Radical followed by a discussion moderated by … READ ON
This is a Public Welcomed program The Gothic Context of Northanger Abbey Presenters: John Greenfield, PhD and Anastasia Bierman Dr. Greenfield and Anastasia Bierman will give a short power point presentation (15-20 minutes) on the origins, background, and popularity of the Gothic genre in late eighteenth-century England. The rest of … READ ON
Members: Reservations Required – MAKE ONLINE Readers’ Theatre: “Scenes from Northanger Abbey” Members will read and dramatize select scenes from Northanger Abbey Author: Bettye Dew Known for its humor, dialogue, and gentle spoofing of the Gothic novel, Northanger Abbey is the story of young, guileless Catherine Morland and her … READ ON