Persuasions #10, 1988                                                                                                                                            Page 51


1989 JASNA Literary Competition


Topic: Choose one or two characters from Pride and Prejudice (other than Elizabeth and Darcy) and discuss how Jane Austen uses characterization to develop the plot and theme and to add to our understanding of Elizabeth and Darcy.







1.The original, personal essay should offer insight into Jane Austenís artistry, ideas, and values and should not be primarily a research paper.


2.The essay should be 1,200 to 2,000 words and must be typed (double-spaced).The title page must include the studentís name, permanent address, phone number, college or university, and year in school.


3.Participation is limited to undergraduate students enrolled full or part-time in a college or university.


4.Essays must be postmarked by April 30, 1989.The contest judges will make their final decisions by August 30, 1989.Winners will be announced in October 1989 at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America.Entries will not be returned.


5.Further information and entries:Mary Gaither Marshall

JASNA Annual Literary Competition

Lombard, Illinois


* The judges reserve the right not to award first prize if no superior essay is submitted.


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