One Day, Three Perspectives: Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass

One Day, Three Perspectives: Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass

On a day that finally felt like spring—for a little while at least—JASNA-NY members gathered to celebrate the legacy of Jane Austen’s Emma. Hosted at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on April 14, 2018, “Emma Through Time’s Looking Glass...

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JASNA-NY Celebrates a Festive Jane Austen Birthday Tea

JASNA-NY Celebrates a Festive Jane Austen Birthday Tea

On December 16, 2017, Janeites had the pleasure of gathering for our annual birthday meeting at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on Jane Austen’s 242nd birthday. As usual, this was one of the most joyful events of the year! The event began with a special vid...

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New Book Explores Authors and Female Friendships

New Book Explores Authors and Female Friendships

Female friendships, especially the friendships between female writers can, according to cultural myth, be fraught. When success and respect are hard to come by, some female writers can be accused of jealousy and sabotaging each other’s career. On October 28,...

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Juvenilia’s Book Crawl

Juvenilia’s Book Crawl

JASNA-NY’s Juvenilia group enjoyed a busy summer full of bookish activities. The annual “trip to Lyme,” also known as Long Beach, Long Island, was a relaxing seaside adventure paired with a discussion of the classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. ...

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Books + Jane = Brooklyn Book Festival

Books + Jane = Brooklyn Book Festival

Literature lovers flocked to Brooklyn on Sunday, September 17 for the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, and JASNA-NY was in the thick of it—“talking Jane” and introducing festival attendees to the fun of JASNA. The Brooklyn Book Fair is one of America’s p...

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Jane Austen in Paradise: Celebrating Austen’s Legacy at the 2017 AGM

Jane Austen in Paradise: Celebrating Austen’s Legacy at the 2017 AGM

For three sun-soaked days within footsteps of the Pacific Ocean, Janeites gathered in Huntington Beach, California, to honor the legacy of Jane Austen at the 2017 JASNA Annual General Meeting. JASNA-NY was well represented among those who came to celebrate “...

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Courting with Mr. Darcy

Courting with Mr. Darcy

The realities and challenges of finding a mate in Jane Austen’s time were the captivating topics of JASNA-NY’s fall meeting, which took place at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on September 16, 2017. After a delightful ice breaker spent draf...

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JASNA-NY Visits Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s “Pride and Prejudice”

JASNA-NY Visits Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s “Pride and Prejudice”

June 10 was quite a magical evening as our JASNA-NY Metro group boarded a bus from Manhattan and journeyed to Garrison, New York, to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to see the opening preview of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice. Last year with Bedl...

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Spies and Spas in Saratoga: JASNA-NY Takes to the Road

Spies and Spas in Saratoga: JASNA-NY Takes to the Road

Chaucer recognized the value and beauty of April in his Canterbury Tales, and JASNA-NY took his advice and traveled this April as well, journeying to Saratoga Springs for a weekend of “Spas and Spies” from April 21-23. The weekend was hosted at the Holiday...

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The Grounds of Pemberley: Garden Design in Austen’s Time

The Grounds of Pemberley: Garden Design in Austen’s Time

Tasteful but unpretentious, the grounds of Pemberley are essential to Elizabeth’s re-evaluation of Darcy’s character in Pride and Prejudice. Linda A. Chisholm of the New York Botanical Garden provided us with context about the moral and political significa...

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