2004 Annual General Meeting

Jane Austen Society of North America

October 7-10, 2004
Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Anne Elliot in the City: Interior and Exterior Worlds

Special Announcement:

Day passes for JASNA members to be made
available for Friday and Saturday

The Steering Committee has an exciting conference planned and many of you have registered for this big event.  However, we are also aware that some of you may not be available for the full conference and we have arranged an opportunity for you to partake of a portion of the conference. Conference day passes will be available on a walk-in basis on Friday and Saturday.  You must be a current JASNA member in order to purchase a day pass. Only those whose names appear in the JASNA database will be admitted. If you have been receiving copies of JASNA News and you were mailed a copy of the  2004 registration packet, then you are eligible to attend.  Please ascertain eligibility before coming to the Biltmore.  You will need to contact JASNA directly for questions about membership. The national membership chair is Aurise Eaton and her email address is javaahe@aol.com

On Friday, October 8, the cost of a day pass will be $90.   Friday’s program includes the opening session at 1:00, a plenary session at 1:45 with Paula Byrne speaking on the topic, “Masquerade, Assemblies and Plays:  Urban Pleasures in Jane Austen’s World”,  and Breakout Sessions A & B, which begin at 3:15 and go to 5:30.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase a ticket for a special showing of Bride & Prejudice  on Friday night. (See the special announcement.)

Saturday day passes will be $125.  The program starts at 8:30 with Breakout Session C. This will be followed at 9:45 by a plenary session featuring Isobel Grundy who will be discussing  “The Bath of Jane Austen and Persuasion:  a City of Women Writers”.  Breakout Session D runs from 11:00 to 12:00.  There is a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:30 and during this break Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club  will be speaking.  The third plenary session takes place from 1:30 to 4:30.  There will be a screening of Persuasion and a panel discussion entitled “Jane Austen:  from Page to Screen—Conversations with Filmmakers”, led by Ken Turan.  We have received commitments to be on Turan’s panel from a number of people who have been involved in adapting novels to the silver screen.  Amy Heckerling, writer and producer of Clueless, is a great fan of Jane Austen and has said that she will be joining us.  Lindsay Doran, producer of  Emma Thompson’s Sense and Sensibility will be joining us, as will writer, producer and director Robin Swicord, nominated for a Writer’s Guild award for her adaptation of the 1994 version of Little Women.

Day passes include only the items described above; they do not include admission to the Saturday night banquet or ball.  No food is included.  For a complete description of all conference activities—including plenary and breakout descriptions, click  on the links below.

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