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Survey Highlights

A heartfelt thanks to the many JASNA Southwest members and friends who participated in our recent event survey. We appreciate your comments and suggestions! We offered participants a chance to enter to win a 10-pound U.K. Jane Austen banknote, and the winner was Doris...

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Century Books Opens Jane Austen Alcove

Century Books in Pasadena opened its new Jane Austen Alcove on March 25 and the proprietors are donating a portion of the proceeds from Austen-related sales to JASNA Southwest. The store is located at 1039 E. Green Street. Phone is 626-344-6411. Century Books is an...

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Free Online Course on Austen Begins April 23

The University of Southampton is offering the online course "Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity" beginning April 23. You need a basic knowledge of her novels to enjoy the course. The course is taught by Gillian Dow, executive director of the library at...

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Join Other Austen Fans!

Join us at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 on the USC campus. The event is free and we will be giving away "I'm a Jane Austen Fan" fans in our booth in the center of campus. Hope to see you there!

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In Memoriam

Shirley Anne Cosgrove September 23, 1939 – February 22, 2018 Shirley Cosgrove passed away peacefully, surrounded by her beloved family on February 22, 2018, at the age of 78. She was born Shirley Anne McLing on September 23, 1939, in Chicago. She met John Cosgrove in...

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Taking Jane Austen to School

Taking Jane Austen to School At the 2017 Winter Meeting on December 2 at Luminarias restaurant in Monterey Park, California, Professor Regulus Allen spoke on the topic "From Hampshire to Hollywood: Teaching an Austen Fiction and Film Course.” Theology student Beth...

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Register Now for the Winter Meeting on Dec. 2

Join us for Taking Jane Austen to School, the JASNA Southwest Winter Meeting, on Dec. 2 at Luminarias restaurant, 3500 W. Ramona Boulevard, Los Angeles 91754. The event will feature a talk by Regulus Allen on "From Hampshire to Hollywood: On Teaching Jane Austen."...

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AGM Day Passes Now Available!

  Want to join us for the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America in Huntington Beach but are unable to attend the entire conference? Have a friend you want to introduce to JASNA and the world of Jane Austen? Know a student you'd like...

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