For the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, join Andrew Davies at Chapman University to hear about the filming of his iconic P & P mini-series, plus speakers on additional Pride and Prejudice topics. Optionally, Chapman University has invited us to join Mr. Davies for a two-night viewing of the mini-series on Friday and Saturday nights. Click on the title above for more information and to register.
JASNA Southwest will again have a booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to be held April 20-21 at USC. Visit us at the Festival that weekend or even better, join us as a volunteer. Itís a fun way to meet new people, spread the word about JASNA, and enjoy the Festival of Books. Click here
for more information about the Festival. To volunteer, click here to email Emily Bergman
Susannah Fullerton presents a lecture for the Royal Oak Foundation at 6:00 pm on May 20 at the UCLA Faculty Center, exploring the style in which the novel was written, how Austen structures the novel, and how the novel has been interpreted through film and other adaptations. JASNA members should use the co-sponsor code 13SJASNASW when registering to get the co-sponsor price. To register or for more information, click here
or call The Royal Oak Foundation at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.
Events Gone By
Over 150 people laughed with Jane Austen at the JASNA Southwest Winter Meeting, featuring Audrey Bilger talking about Jane Austen's use of subversive comedy, Tim Erwin showing us the importance of the visual in Northanger Abbey through the works of humorous 18th century cartoonists, and Jane Austen Unscripted entertaining us with improvisational comedy. NOTE: Those who could not hear Tim Erwin's paper may read it through a link on the home page.
The LA Theatre Works recorded a radio performance of Pride and Prejudice with Jane Carr for later broadcast, with a discounted price for JASNA members.
for a New York Times article about the meeting.
JASNA Southwest sponsored a half-day program at the Pasadena City Library on Jane Austen vs. The Victorians. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of smaller programs between our two major meetings each year. Click the title above for photos.
Click on the title above to see a full report and photos from our 2012 Spring Meeting, a seaside holiday with Jane Austen at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
JASNA Southwest's booth at the LA Times Festival of Books was a great hit! We had even more visitors, distributed even more JASNA-SW information, and sold even more books from Vroman's than we did last year. Click the title above for a photo montage.
On Saturday, 3 December 2011, we learned about Regency women's health issues at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Click on the title above to see a full report on the meeting, with photos.
Our first-ever super-regional weekend at the Huntington Gardens & Library and the Westin Pasadena was a spectacular success. Click on the title above for a photo recap.
Our first-ever JASNA-SW booth at the Festival was a resounding success. Please click on the title above for photos.
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JASNA members were treated to a sneak preview of the film about Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Click on the title above to see a trailer of the movie.
"Silver Forks, Golden Memories, and Library Treasures." Featured talk: Ed Copeland on Silver Fork Novels.
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Domestic Entertainments in Jane Austen's Time
Diana Birchall and People take us on a nostalgic journey.
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April 26 & 27, 2013 - P & P IN THE OC: Visualizing Pride and Prejudice in Orange County.
Chapman University, Orange CA
Join us at Chapman University to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice with an examination of this most "light, bright and sparkling" of Jane Austen's novels on film.
Chapman University has invited JASNA SW members for a showing of the first half of the iconic 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice
miniseries, hosted by the screen writer, Andrew Davies on Friday evening, April 26.
At our Saturday program on April 27, Mr. Davies will discuss the art of screen adaptation with special reference to the making of the miniseries. In addition, Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian at Chapman University, will discuss the library's special display of Austen-related materials, amela Ezell of the department of digital and broadcast media at Chapman will share her insights on the unique production choices made by the creators of a number of other film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, and several of Dr. Lynda Hall's students at Chapman will present their views on the enduring appeal of P & P, in print or on film.
After dinner on your own, or a special fund-raising wine reception and dinner honoring Andrew Davies, our program will conclude Saturday evening with Chapman University's showing of the second half of the Pride and Prejudice
miniseries, again hosted by Mr. Davies.
Click here for more information and to register.
In addition to discounted admission to our already affordable Spring and Winter Events, your $15 membership:
* allows our Region to contribute to the restoration of Jane Austen's house and church at Chawton.
* provides food and drink to our holiday season reading group teas.
* allows us to keep our biannual meetings affordable. For example, our last two meetings cost 30% and 55% more, respectively, than what they brought in. Therefore, your $15 membership helped cover the cost of bringing in speakers, the food, and the venues.
* helps cover miscellaneous costs, such as printing and mailing out our newsletters and web hosting for this site.
In addition, members are the first to hear about special screenings and other Austen-related events. Some of these events are open to JASNA-SW members only.
Membership in JASNA-SW is only $15 per year. Please consider joining today. Click on the Join JASNA-SW tab above.
All roads lead to Austen. (photo by Diana Birchall)
Welcome to the Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest (JASNA-SW), a region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. JASNA-SW is a non-profit organization with a diverse membership: From admirers to aficionados, students to scholars, book purists to film fans, what brings us together is our love of Jane Austen. Through local reading groups and events that are both entertaining and informative, we celebrate ≠the work and life of Jane Austen, the world of her books, and her influence in popular culture.
My idea of good company ... is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
ABOUT JASNA, OUR NATIONAL ORGANIZATION
The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is the parent organization for our regional group.
Members of JASNA receive an excellent journal, Persuasions, and are eligible to attend the three-day Annual General Meeting. JASNA has many entertaining and informative activities for members and supports our local organization in a variety of ways.
For more information about the Jane Austen Society of North America, our annual meetings, and how to join the Society, visit JASNA's national website, jasna.org.
Upcoming JASNA Annual General Meetings
- September 27-29, 2013 Minneapolis MN. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ... Timeless
- October 10-12, 2014 Montreal Quebec Canada. Mansfield Park in Montreal: Contexts, Conventions and Controversies
- October 9-11, 2015 Louisville KY. Living in Jane Austen's World
- October 9-11, 2016 Washington DC. Emma at 200: "No One But Herself"
Jane Austen Evening
yearly Regency ball every January
calendar of English country dance events, lessons, & other historical dance events