Borrowing the words of Miss Bates, "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do." Check the JASNA and Non-JASNA event calendars below for opportunities to join others in celebrating Jane Austen.
JASNA Regions host creative special events that all members of the Society are invited to attend. In many cases, non-members who would like to know more about JASNA are also welcome. (For information on Regional book discussions and other regular meetings, visit a Region's website or contact the Regional Coordinator.)
Regional Coordinators: To promote an upcoming special event, contact JASNA's Vice President for Regions, Debra Roush, at email@example.com.
The events listed below are a small selection of upcoming events that may be of interest to Janeites. These events are not organized by JASNA or its Regions.
Austen in Austin
Are original or illustrated editions of a novel more important than cheaper reprints that are merely read and discarded? The landmark Austen in Austin exhibit at the Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin) explores this question, displaying cheap, mass-market reprints of Austen's six novels alongside priceless first editions and other valuable versions for the first time. The inexpensive and accessible editions, printed on shoddy paper and sold in railway stations or given as school prizes, may have made Austen popular long before she was considered great. Learn more about the exhibit in the blog post by Curator Janine Barchas, Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin and author of The Lost Books of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). Austen in Austin is on view through January 5, 2020. Admission is free.
HARRY RANSOM CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
300 W 21st STREET
AUSTIN, TX 78712
THROUGH JAN 5, 2020