December 10, 2011
The Wisconsin Region will celebrate Jane Austen’s 237th birthday at North Hills Country Club in Milwaukee at 11:00 AM on December 15, 2012.
Prequels, sequels and mash-up-oh my!! If you’ve ever been to Barnes and Noble and been astounded at the dizzying array of Pride and Prejudice paraliterature gracing (or clogging) the shelves, you won’t want to miss this year’s luncheon. University of Wisconsin Professor Emily Auerbach will deliver the Joan Philosophos Lecture entitled “Pride, Prejudice, and Proliferation: Prequels, Sequels, Spin-offs, Mash-ups, and other Adaptations and Permutations of Pride and Prejudice.”
Dr. Auerbach’s 2012 Lecture will be based upon her research for the chapter she is writing for the Cambridge University Press’s 2013 Special Edition of Pride and Prejudice to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication.
Luncheon entrée choices are our traditional beef Wellington with Madeira sauce $30; parmesan-crusted salmon $27; and grilled vegetables with seasonal greens and dressing $20 with chicken $26 or with shrimp $29. Every meal includes champagne, dessert, and gratuity.
Reservations must be made by December 3, 2012. Send your check payable to JASNA-WI and mail to: Jane Morris, 2767 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53219.
—Liz Philosophos Cooper