Dining with Mr. Darcy: A Look at Georgian and Regency Food with Carl Raymond

The New York Metro Region held a virtual Birthday Meeting on Saturday, December 5, 2020, featuring culinary historian Carl Raymond.  More than 85 people from the tri-state region, the USA, and around the world were in attendance. The topic was the Georgian an...

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Winter and Christmas at Castle Howard

Back in December, the Genealogical Society American Ancestors uploaded their monthly lecture. Entitled  “Winter and Christmas at Castle Howard,” it was narrated by the castle’s curator, Dr. Christopher Ridgway. The 300-year-old Yorkshire castle and its ...

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Bridgerton Review

Bridgerton on Netflix takes place during the Jane Austen Regency period but this is far from Jane Austen. Though it deals with the marriage market and the plight of women; it tells a very different than those found in Jane’s novels. Multiple nude or bare...

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Review of Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Lucy Worsley is back with another peek into the Tudor World with her Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas. Thank goodness she is back, bringing her Tudor insights, her sense of fun, and her 16th-century fashion sense to her PBS viewers. Lucy brings ...

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Sanditon, Bridgerton, and David Copperfield: Modernizing the Representation of Black People in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century England

  The NY Metro Region was fortunate to have noted Prof. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina speak at our February 8 meeting, which was attended by over 300 people via Zoom.  Her talk was entitled “Sanditon, Bridgerton, and David Copperfield: Modernizing the Rep...

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Ice Breaker for the September 26 JASNA NY Metro Regional Meeting

Jane Austen wrote some memorable opening lines. We invite you to write an opening line or lines — no more than three, please — for a  novel she never wrote.  The responses from thirteen of the fifteen groups: (the numbers do not correspond to the group n...

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WHO WORE WHAT, WHERE, AND WHEN by Alden O’Brien for the NY Region of the Jane Austen Society 9/26/20

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Juvenalia Movie Night

  A small group of Juvenilian’s gathered the Monday after the AGM weekend to watch Pride and Prejudice (2005) together online. For some, this was the first time seeing the film whereas others had seen it many times before. The topics discussed ranged fr...

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Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace

I listened and watched both parts of this work in progress. I enjoyed Part One much more than Part Two. As Part Two was during the AGM, perhaps I was too distracted. The key question I asked myself was would I travel down to NYC for this if it was on stage. Af...

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December Regional Meeting

“Writing the Regency: Jane Austen and the ‘Strange Business’ in America” was the theme of our Regional Meeting on Saturday, December 14 held at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.  We were fortunate to catch our guest speaker, Prof. Robert Morrison o...

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