If you missed our “Anti-Historical Austen” event with Prof. Jason Solinger on Jan. 16—or want to revisit the talk or share it with a friend—the video is now available on the JASNA Southwest YouTube channel. JASNA members and friends from all over North America, as well as Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Wales, attended the live Zoom presentation. The event chat is also available on our website.

Solinger’s talk was based on the first chapter of his upcoming book, tentatively titled Jane Austen Is the History of Literature. In the event survey, one attendee wrote “The talk was so interesting. For me, it ranks in the top 10 of talks I’ve attended over the last 20 years.”

His current book is Becoming the Gentleman: British Literature and the Invention of Modern MasculinityThe book of essays to which he contributed is called Jane Austen and Masculinity. Sign up for our newsletter and we will keep you posted when the new book is published! Solinger hopes it will be an affordable, commercially published work rather than an academic title like the previous ones, which are more expensive. TIP: Sign up for the Palgrave Macmillan mailing list. They have a year-end sale where most titles in their collections are 80% off.