Kicking Ass in a Corset: Jane Austen’s 6 Principles for Living and Leading from the Inside Out Book Review

By nature, the corset is a garment meant to constrict the body of the person who is wearing it. It can also be a metaphor for the lack of opportunity and the second-class treatment that has been the norm for women for generations. Andrea Kayne‘s 2021 book,...

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Regional Birthday Meeting

Noted American art historian Rena Tobey received a warm welcome from JASNA-NY members and guests at our annual Birthday Meeting held Saturday, December 11, 2021. She gave an invigorating and inspiring talk via Zoom entitled, “Landscapes as Political Document...

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JASNA-NY Metro Region Spring Event: Jane Austen’s Scandalous Era

  On March 19, 2022, the JASNA NY Metro Region held an all-day virtual conference exploring “Jane Austen’s Scandalous Era.”  Janine Barchas, Ph.D., started us off with a lively lecture on the infamous real-life Dashwood family. Sir Francis Dashwood...

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Fall 2021 Metro-NY JASNA Events

On June 26, the JASNA NY Metro Region welcomed Patricia Matthews, Associate Professor of English at Montclair University, for a live Zoom talk entitled “Attendant with Pearls”: Race, Portraiture, and Abolition”.  The presentation discussed how the opule...

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The Brooklyn Book Festival

On Sunday, October 3, a beautiful and sunny early fall day, members of the JASNA NY Metro Region were at table #327 at The Brooklyn Book Festival. The festival is a wonderful opportunity to engage with publishers both large and small and to browse their wares....

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Being Mr. Wickham Review

Charm has its uses. It can get us places that being curt or direct cannot. The new play, Being Mr. Wickham premiered worldwide (via the internet) on April 30th and May 1st at the Theatre Royal St. Edmunds Bury in the UK. In this one-hour, one-man play, Adri...

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The Jane Austen Society Book Review

The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner is a charming way to spend a few days with several pots of tea and accompanying shortbread biscuits. Though it is historical fiction and bears no connection with the actual creation of JASNA, this is a well-written cr...

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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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