Oregon/SW Washington Region

Spring Luncheon
May 12, 2013

Lynda Hall
Lynda Hall

The Oregon/ SW Washington region of JASNA is pleased to announce that JASNA Traveling Lecturer, Dr. Lynda A. Hall will be speaking at our May 12 Spring Luncheon at Holy Names Heritage Center near Marylhurst College.  The potluck luncheon will begin at 1:00 PM.

Dr. Hall is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University in Orange County, California.  Having written her doctoral dissertation on the “Other Women” in Austen’s novels, she continues that focus on how some of the fringe characters reveal the difference between a single or widowed woman’s market value versus their actual human worth.  Although we may imagine ourselves as Emma or Elizabeth, in reality two centuries ago most of us would have been not so well-situated but rather had lives much more like those of Miss Bates or Mrs. Smith.

Dr. Hall also recently authored an article, “Secret Sharing and Secret Keeping: Lucy Steele’s Triumph in Speculation” in Persuasions 33 (2011).

—Kim Higgins

Dr. Hall’s appearance is funded in part by a grant from the Jane Austen Society of North America.