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2021 AGM On Demand Now Open for Registration and Streaming

December 1, 2021

2021 AGM On Demand Now Open for Registration and Streaming

It is with pleasure that we declare the 2021 AGM On Demand officially open!  Video highlights of the Annual General Meeting, "Jane Austen in the Arts," are available for subscribers to stream on demand in the JASNA Member Portal through February 15, 2022.

The AGM On Demand has been created for members who would have liked to attend the conference in Chicago but were unable to do so.  We invite you now to explore "Jane Austen in the Arts" and hope the recordings capture a taste of the fun and excitement of the AGM and provide a satisfying array of presentations on a diverse range of topics.  If you attended the event in Chicago, we hope you will relive the joy of the conference and see some of the sessions you may have missed.  We have also included several presentations that are exclusive to the AGM On Demand.

What's Included?

Descriptions of most presentations can be found on the 2021 AGM Website.

Plenary Sessions
  • Gillian Dow, Carole Medine Moss Keynote Lecturer: "Theatre and Theatricality; Or, Jane Austen and Learning the Art of Dialogue"
  • Devoney Looser, JASNA North American Scholar Lecture: "Sisters and the Arts: Austens, Porters, & Beyond"
  • Desmond Shawe-Taylor Plenary Lecturer: "The Prince Regent: Jane Austen’s Royal Fan"
  • Maestro Stephen Alltop and Soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg: "Brunch at Chawton: A Jane Austen Musicale" 
Breakout talks on “Jane Austen in the Arts”:
  • "'Composed by an African': Ignatius Sancho's Country Dances," by Lisa Brown
  • "'With Variations for Piano-Forte': Music Reflecting Current Events in Ackermann's Repository of Arts," by Andrea Cawelti
  • "Satirical Cartoons and Austen’s Church of England," by Brenda Cox
  • "'There is no understanding a word of it': European Vocal Music in Austen’s Musical and Literary World," by Gillian Dooley (not shown in Chicago)
  • "Austen and Vermeer: Fellow Artists," by Marsha Huff
  • "Jane Austen Goes to the Opera," by Douglas Murray

A quartet of short presentations explore how today’s artists frame and adapt Austen’s work to connect with an audience:

  • "Pride and Passion, a Soap Opera: Jane Austen’s Debut in Brazilian Popular Culture," by Maria Clara Pivato Biajoli
  • "Jane Austen Society of TikTok," by Linley Erickson, Elizabeth Roy, and Rhonda Watts
  • "The World of Jane Austen Soundtracks," by Ruth Mudge
  • "Good, Quick, Cheap: Historically Inaccurate Costume Design Choices in Austen Adaptations," by Alyssa Opishinski
Special Interest Sessions:
  • "'Anything Slovenly': Adapting Austen to Comics," by Georgie Castilla
  • "Whiteness: Beauty and Ugliness in Regency Dress," by Amelia Rauser
  • "Reflection and Change: Social Dance 1790 to 1817 and the Shape of the Space," by Allison Thompson
Updates from three sites important to JASNA members:
  • Update from Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, by Lizzie Dunford
  • Update from Chawton House, by Katie Childs
  • "Exploring Austen and the Arts in the Jane Austen Collection at Goucher College," by Juliette Wells and Kristen Welzenbach
Special Features:
  • AGM Opening Session
  • Sunday evening's Red Carpet Promenade
  • AGM Closing Session with promotions for upcoming AGMs
  • A stage production of Lovers’ Vows, by Elizabeth Inchbald and performed by We Happy Few Theatre Company 
Live Roundtable Sessions:

On Demand subscribers will also be invited to attend three arts-themed roundtable conversations with some of the presenters in January and February over Zoom. 

Registration Information

Like our in-person conference, the AGM On Demand is available only to JASNA members.  Registration is $99, and we are offering a reduced fee of $49 for full-time students.  Members who attended in Chicago have access to the content at no additional cost.  Registration is open for the duration of the AGM On Demand "event."

How to Register 

Go to the JASNA Member Portal to access the members-only registration form.  You will find a link to the form on the Member Portal Welcome page as well as in the portal's dropdown navigation menu ("Register for AGM On Demand").

  • If you have a Student Membership, you will be recognized by the system and will be offered the discounted rate automatically.
  • If you attended the conference in Chicago, the AGM On Demand is included in the registration fee you have already paid.  You don’t need to subscribe; you have already been granted access to the content.
  • The AGM On Demand is available to JASNA members only.  Non-members and lapsed members will need to join or renew before they can see the registration form.

To Access AGM On Demand Content

  • Your registration confirmation email will include a direct link to the AGM On Demand landing page in the JASNA Member Portal.  Just click on the link and log in to the portal when prompted.  Or . . .
  • Log in to the Member Portal and select “View AGM On Demand” from the dropdown navigation menu.  Once you have registered, or if you attended the AGM in Chicago, you will have permission to view the pages.  (If you need assistance remembering your login credentials, please contact membership@jasna.org.) 

For questions or issues regarding AGM On Demand registration or access, please contact Linda Slothouber (VP for Conferences) or Iris Lutz (Website and Member Portal Manager).