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JASNA-SW Spring Meeting

Jane Austen to Downton Abbey Join us on Sunday, May 21 for "Jane Austen to Downton Abbey" at the University Club of Pasadena, from 1:30-4 p.m. Our featured speaker is Dr. DiAnn Ellis, who will discuss "Historical, Cultural and Social Links from Jane Austen to Downton...

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Call for Films!

Young Filmmakers Contest The Southwest Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is accepting video submissions for its Young Filmmakers Contest, part of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) “Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality.”...

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AGM Breakout Speakers Announced

The 2017 AGM Speaker Selection Committee has announced the preliminary roster of breakout speakers and topics after receiving a record number of nearly 100 proposals from Austen experts and aficionados from across the country. Visit the 2017 AGM Breakout Speakers page...

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AGM Pre-Conference Day at the Huntington

On Thursday, October 5, our pre-conference activities will include a special trip to the magnificent Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. The day’s options include: Huntington President Laura Skandera Trombley, an expert on Mark Twain,...

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Jane ‘Seas’ San Diego

As part of the AGM post-conference offerings, JASNA-Southwest will be offering a memorable day in San Diego and San Juan Capistrano on Monday, October 9. Ships, sailing and the nautical life wove a rich tapestry through Austen’s life and her novels. We thought it...

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Interview with Robert Rodi

Robert Rodi's eagerly anticipated new novel, Edgar and Emma, is his first Austen-inspired fiction. A longtime Austen devotee, he previously published the Bitch in a Bonnet blog and book series with his irreverent and insightful takes on Austen's six novels. He was our...

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Q & A with Molly Maguire

JASNA-Southwest member Molly Maguire and her daughter, Kate Silverman, recently created the The Pride and Prejudice Coloring Book, and Molly was on hand at the Winter 2016 meeting to sign and sell her book. Here, she shares some of her thoughts on developing the...

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Whit Stillman to Speak at AGM

The 2017 AGM in Huntington Beach is proud to present filmmaker Whit Stillman, who will provide insights into his journey to becoming an Austen aficionado as well as some choice details into the process of adapting her work for the big screen. Stillman wrote and...

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