Inside the Yale School of Music and the Instruments from Jane Austen’s Time

Walking onto the Yale campus feels as one has stepped back through time. With its historic and impressive Romanesque-style building (that style so beloved of Gothic writers!), one might expect to see the likes of Fanny Burney or Mary Shelley wandering through...

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Norman S. Poser on David Garrick

On Wednesday, March 20th NY Metro co-sponsored an author talk and Q&A at the East Side Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. Norman S. Poser gave an entertaining illustrated presentation about his latest book, The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Ro...

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“Beyond the Written Word” — An Exploration of Jane Austen’s World: Art, Music and Architecture in the Regency Era

On April 5th-7th, two JASNA Regions, NY Metro and Connecticut, converged at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut. We stayed at the Omni Hotel, down the block from the edge of the Yale University Campus. Included in the program were six talks and three tour...

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The Art of Sisters: Tales & Letters by The Brontë’s Review

Jane Austen and the Brontës had much in common: clergymen’s daughters, educated but poor, geniuses in a world with little use for brilliant women. Charlotte was famously dismissive of Austen – “the Passions are perfectly unknown to her.”  But what wo...

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Emma a Detective Novel?

<i>Emma</i> a Detective Novel?

December’s birthday meeting of JASNA-NY spread festive cheer to all who attended. Held on December 15, 2018, guests gathered at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and started the day with a delightful ice breaker activity, in which members composed letters...

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JASNA-NY Talks Jane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

JASNA-NY Talks Jane at the Brooklyn Book Festival

The mere act of walking into a bookstore gives any book lover a high. The mere act of walking through the Brooklyn Book Festival multiplies that high times 100. It is an experience that cannot be explained, only felt. Held this year on September 16th in Downto...

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Fancy or a Feeling in Austen’s Work

Fancy or a Feeling in Austen’s Work

Love in its many forms was on the mind of attendees to “A Fancy or a Feeling: Jane Austen and the Modern Psyche,” which took place on October 21, 2018 at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. With two speakers on the bill, members had the opportu...

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Box Hill on an Island

Box Hill on an Island

“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” Members of the JASNA-NY Metropolitan Region met at Governors Island on June 9, 2018, for the annual Box Hill picnic. Governors Island is a picturesque spot...

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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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