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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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Join Us April 21-22 at the Festival of Books

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation's largest, returns to the University of Southern California's University Park Campus on April 21-22, and JASNA Southwest will be on hand to share the love of Jane Austen with attendees. We also will be giving away...

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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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Young Filmmakers Winners Named

JASNA-Southwest is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Young Filmmakers Contest. Our congratulations go to the following: First place: An Accomplished Woman by Rivkah Penarelli née Massey Undergraduate Peralta Community College Oakland, California Second...

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