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Jane Austen’s French Connection / JASNA-NY and JASNA-NJ Supra-regional Conference

April 17 - April 18

A two day event sponsored by JASNA-NY & JASNA-NJ.
It leverages Bordentown NJ where the Bonaparte family emigrated after the Napoleonic war

How to register (this is a THREE-STEP process):

STEP ONE: Click here (launches Eventbrite), complete form, and pay registration fee

STEP TWO: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
THAT E-MAIL CONTAINS AN IMPORTANT LINK. You MUST click on that link to “register” for Zoom access to the conference.

STEP THREE: You will receive another confirmation e-mail …
THIS E-MAIL CONTAINS THE ZOOM LINK enabling you to access the online conference. SAVE THIS E-MAIL!

Donations, which will assist with offsetting our program and technology fees, may be sent:
via initial registration form on Eventbrite page (they will take a percentage of your donated funds),

via PayPal       to treasurer.jasnany@gmail.com
OR via check, payable to ‘JASNA-NY’, to our Treasurer (note in memo field “supra-regional”): Christina Feicht, 150 E 69th St, Apt 7H, New York, NY 10021

About this Event


PROF. GILLIAN DOW: “A woman who, like me, knows only her mother tongue, and has read very little in that”? Or, Why We Shouldn’t Trust Our Authoress on the Matter of Foreign Languages and Reading

PROF. ROBIN MITCHELL: Vénus Noire: Representations of Black Women in 19th Century France

PROF. CHARLOTTE GORDON: Maligned and Misunderstood: Mary Wollstonecraft and The Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

PAULA BYRNE: ‘The House would close with the greatest éclat’: Eliza de Feuillide, Mary Crawford and the ‘rights of a lively mind’

TAYLOR SHELBY: Jane Austen’s Jewels: Jewelry of the Regency Era

ABBY COX: Franco-American Fashion in the Regency Era

ADAM HODGES-LECLAIRE: History and Life Upon Lafayette’s Recreated L’Hermione

CHARLES BURNS: Silhouette History

JESSICA MCKENNA, AMELIA RODRIGUEZ, and MEREDITH BARNES (JASNA-NJ) Virtual Walking Tour of New Jersey’s French Connections



A line from each book has been translated into emoji’s. Can you figure out the line and the book?

What’s in Your Reticule?: Grab your purse, briefcase or backpack. Points will be awarded for each item you have with you.


OPTIONAL EVENT: Saturday, April 17, 2019 (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

Meet speaker Charles Burns over Zoom and pose for him while he cuts your portrait

Cost: $30 per person (includes shipping charges)




April 17
April 18
Event Category:


United States