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Spring/Summer 1999

 The Pleasures of the Senses

June 12, 1999

Huntington Library


Lorna Clymer — Late 18th and Early 19th Century British Poetry: Poetry Counterpoints to the Novels of Jane Austen
Thomas V. Lange, curator of Early Printed Books and Bindings, Huntington Library — Building of a Book Collection
Cyrille Hanson, wine expert and historian — What Jane Austen Drank: Libations of the English Regency
Viki Barie — Jane Austen’s Critical Eye: Impressions of Paintings From Her Letters
Diana Birchall and Nancy Gallagher — Reading of Birchall’s “Mrs. Elton and Miss Bates Go to the Huntington”
Lee Ridgeway — Persuasions Online

Winter 1998

Reading of “Three Sisters: A Conversation at Mansfield Park” by Judith Fiedler

December 16, 1998

California Institute of Technology, Athenaeum

Spring/Summer 1998

June 27, 1998

UCLA Faculty Center


Simon Varey, UCLA — The Recipes and Repasts of Regency England
Nancy Gallagher — Jane Austen in Russia

Winter 1997

A Drink to Her Health: Dinner at Chawton

December 17, 1997

California Institute of Technology, Athenaeum

Spring 1997

June 7, 1997

University Club, UC Irvine


Karen Drum, Courtauld Institute of Art, London — Expensively and Nakedly Dress’d: Fashion in the Lifetime of Jane Austen
Pamela Sher — The French Wars, British Naval Ships and Women

Spring 1996

May 18, 1996

UCLA’s Clark Memorial Library


Suzanne Tatian — The Lifted Veil: The Clark Library Portrait of George Eliot
Constance M. Fulmer, Pepperdine University — Looking Without and Within: A Contextual Comparison of Emma Woodhouse and Dorothea Brooke

Winter 1995

December 9, 1995

UCLA Faculty Center


Simon Varey, UCLA — Personal and Civic Space in Jane Austen’s World
Jane Lewis
Sidney Berger — Publishing Jane Austen: First, Early and Illustrated Editions

Spring 1995

Marriages in Jane Austen

May 27, 1995

UCLA’s Clark Memorial Library


Charles Lynn Batten, UCLA

Fall 1994

 A Day at the Crown

October 15, 1994

South Pasadena Women’s Club


Kimberly Brangwin — Jane Austen and the Theatre
The Regency Players — The Devil to Pay
Arthur Axelrad, California State University, Long Beach — On First Looking Into Chapman’s Northanger Abbey
Alfred Sheinwold — Sheinwold on Whist
Mary La Venture — Bonnet Workshop
Thom Reichardt — Whist Workshop
Lisa Davidson — Dinner Music
Emma Lewis Thomas, UCLA — A Certain Step Toward Falling in Love
John Hertz — A Ball at the Crown, Dance Workshop

Spring 1994

May 7, 1994

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, and Biltmore Hotel


Norm Dudley, retired UCLA librarian — You Can Get a Parasol at Whitby’s: The Circulating Library Before, During and After Jane Austen’s Time
Anne Howells — Jane Austen and Feminist Questioning
Library Docents — Tours
Romaine Halstrom, librarian of Rare Books — Jane Austen-related Books, Fashion Plates, etc.

Fall 1993

November 13, 1993

Huntington Library


Gabrielle Donnelly and Julia Kessler — On Their Sequel Presumption
Anne Marie Scholz, University of California, Irvine
Ed Radcliffe — Slides of English Scenes
Mary La Venture — Hats
John Hertz — Dancing

Spring 1992

Dining in Regency England — And You Can Be There

February 23, 1992

UCLA’s Clark Library


Simon Varey, UCLA

Winter 1992

December 16, 1992

California Institute of Technology, Athenaeum

JASNA Annual General Meeting 1992

Jane Austen’s Letters With Emphasis on Travel and the Sea

October 16–18, 1992

The Miramar Sheraton Hotel, Santa Monica

AGM Coordinators: Harriet Williams and Lucy Magruder

Plenary Speakers:

Ciji Ware — Introduction to the Play Which Is the Man by Hannah Cowley
Dierdre Le Faye, Oxford University Press — Jane Austen’s Letters: Finding Facts and Solving Problems
Gaye King, University of Keele — Retelling the Story
Stuart Tave, University of Chicago — Travels With Penelope
Norman Thrower, UCLA — A New Map of the World
Nigel Nicholson, author — Jane Austen’s Houses in Fact and Fiction
Timothy Runyan, Cleveland State University — Another Year at Sea

Winter 1991

Celebrating Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

November 16, 1991

University of Southern California, Town & Gown


Olive Evans — Readings
George S. Rousseau, UCLA — “Her Sensibility Was Potent Enough!”: Marianne as Hysteric
Carol Lynn Campbell and Michael Hendricks, accompanied by Patrick O’Donnell — Marianne and Willoughby Singing
Edward Copeland, Pomona College — Marianne’s “Competence” and the Five Percents
Joan Austen-Leigh, Co-founder of JASNA — My Aunt Jane Austen

Spring 1991

Jane Austen’s Regency London

May 18, 1991

The International Museum of Graphic Communication, Buena Park


Ann Murray, actor and lecturer, London — The Regency London of Jane Austen’s Time

Winter 1990

December 1, 1990

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Long Beach


Miriam Margolyes, actor — Performing a Pastiche From the Novels of Diana Birchall
Wilhelmina Hotchkiss, California State University, Long Beach — Gothic Novels: “Are You Sure They Are All Horrid?”
Susan Morgan, Vassar — Love, Sex and Jane Austen
David Koehring, organist — Church Music in Jane Austen’s Time

Spring 1990

Selma James: A Reader’s View of Jane Austen

April 7, 1990

Descanso Gardens


Selma James, feminist and author of The Ladies and the Mammies, Jane Austen and Jean Rhys