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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Dancing in December – JASNA-NY Celebrates Austen’s Birthday

December 16, 2016 – Cold weather did not prevent a fine turnout for our Birthday Meeting at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen on December 10, 2016. Laurie Morison, outgoing Regional Coordinator, presided. The first order of business was elec...

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An Evening with Whit Stillman

November 7, 2016 – On an evening filled with the sights and sounds of a torrential downpour, nearly 100 members of JASNA-NY Metro and guests convened at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of the City of New York to spend the evening of Octobe...

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A JASNA-NY Member Shares Her Experience at the 2016 AGM, Emma: No One But Herself

October 29, 2016 – The AGM is a Janeite’s dream come true. Surrounded by fellow Janeites from North America and around the world, the weekend is a break from reality and a complete immersion in everything that is Jane Austen. It’s my kind of heaven. ...

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Judging a Book by Its Cover: 70 Years of Penguin Classics

October 1, 2016 – Penguin Classics turns 70 this year, and to celebrate, members of JASNA-NY were invited to attend a special talk at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of The City of New York on September 27. Paul Buckley, Penguin Classics E...

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The Cooper Connection: The Fall Regional Meeting

September 12, 2016 – On Saturday September 10, members of JASNA-NY joined together an hour earlier than usual, braving both the lingering September heat and the Labor Day Parade, to hear Dr. Barbara Alice Mann’s thought-provoking talk on James Fenimore...

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Brooklyn Becomes Booklyn

Brooklyn Becomes Booklyn

September 20, 2016 – In New York City and Brooklyn in particular, there are several signs that fall is in the air: the kids are going back to school, the weather is starting to change, and the Brooklyn Book Festival is open for business. Held this year o...

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