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Lynda Hall and Alice White

Margery Rich

Winner of the holiday tea basket raffle

Winter 2007

 Jane Austen Mystery Day

December 8, 2007

Los Angeles Athletic Club


Lynda Hall, Chapman University, and Co-VP of Programs Alice White — Addressing Readerly Unease: Discovering the Gothic in Mansfield Park
Margery Rich — Pride and Prejudice as a Detective Novel

Attendees had to match an Austen-penned sentence to its novel in order to locate their seats.

Lunch at the Los Angeles Athletic Club

Spring 2007

May 5, 2007

UCLA Faculty Center


Gracia Fay Ellwood — A Hole in Henry Crawford’s Heart
Laurie Viera Rigler — On Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
Joan Klingel Ray, University of Colorado — The Woman Who Came to Dinner: Jane Austen Visits Country Houses

Winter 2006

Domestic Entertainments in Jane Austen’s Time

December 2, 2006

Los Angeles Athletic Club


Sheryl Craig, University of Central Missouri — The Torments of Rice Puddings and Apple Dumplings: Jane Austen and Food
John Khouri, musician — Piano Performance
Marsha Huff — View Austen Through Vermeer’s Camera Obscura
Volunteer Readers — Sir Charles Grandison

Spring 2006

A Celebration of the Theatre and Jane Austen

May 13, 2006

First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica


Alice White, University of Southern California — Love Money and the Marriage Plot in Richardson and Austen
Emily Anderson, University of Southern California — Constructing the Closet: Theatrical Attitudes Among Burney, Edgeworth and Austen
Readings from Sir Charles Grandison
Scenes from Jane Austen in Manhattan


UCLA Clark Library


Isobel Armstrong, University of London — Emma: Brother and Sister Indeed”
Deirdre Lynch, Indiana University — Flower Imagery in Austen
Robert Palhemus, Stanford University —  Mansfield Park

Spring 2005

May 22, 2005

Descanso Gardens


Richard Kroll, University of California, Irvine
Nancy Gallagher and Lisa Davidson, pianist — The Battle of Prague

JASNA Annual General Meeting 2004

Anne Elliot in the City: Interior and Exterior Worlds

October 7–10, 2004

Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel

AGM Coordinators: Claire Bellanti and Nancy Gallagher

Plenary Speakers:

Paula Byrne, Carol Medine Moss Keynote Lecture — Masquerade, Assemblies and Plays: Urban Pleasures in Jane Austen’s World
Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta Emeritus JASNA Scholar — The Bath of Jane Austen and Persuasion: a City of Women Writers
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic — Jane Austen From Page to Screen: Conversations With Filmmakers
Robert Winter, musicologist, UCLA, and Kathryn Shanks Libin, Vassar Collage — Where Arts and Elegance Have Fix’d Their Seat: Musical Culture in Regency Bath

Spring 2004

Persuasion and Regency Dancing: A Foreshadowing of the 2004 AGM

May 29, 2004

Glendale Public Library


Victoria Silver, University of California, Irvine
Charles Lynn Batten, UCLA


UCLA Clark Library


Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, University of Colorado, Boulder — Political Humor in the Novels

Winter 2003

December 10, 2003

California Institute of Technology Athenaeum

Fall 2003

Austen as Icon: Life After Austen Mania

November 15, 2003

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium


Elsa Solender

Spring 2003

Family Relationships in Jane Austen’s World

May 3, 2003

UCLA Faculty Center


Norm Dudley — Piano Greeting
Ilana Berger, Joan Hurwitt, Samuel Dudley, Molly Orr — Dramatizations From the Novels
Melina Owen, El Camino Real High School — Persuasion: Social Change and the Family
Natasha Zwick, El Camino Real High School — Virtue and Valetudinarianism: The Forces Which Shape the Character of Emma Woodhouse

Winter 2002

December 17, 2002

California Institute of Technology Athenaeum


Diana Birchall — Reading from Mrs. Elton in America

Spring 2002

Jane’s Juvenilia

April 13, 2002

Biltmore Hotel


Jayne Lewis, UCLA — Mary, Elizabeth and Jane: Jane Austen as Historian of England
Anne Howells, Occidental College — Gender and Authority: The Juvenilia of Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë
Gloria Gross, California State University, Northridge — I Murdered My Father, Mother and My Sister: The Juvenilia
Nancy Gallagher — Will the Real Sophia Sentiment Please Stand Up?
Los Angele Conservancy — Biltmore Tours

Winter 2001

Jane Austen’s Holiday Season

December 12, 2001

California Institute of Technology Athenaeum

Spring 2001

The Essence of the Regency

May 19, 2001

Women’s Club of South Pasadena


John Hertz — Decorum and the Dance: A Kinesthetic Address
Lorna Clymer — Making Poetry Speak: What Did Jane Austen Hear When Poetry Was Read?
Frank Dyer and Mary Starke, actors — Gorgeous Tragedy: Theatre in Jane Austen’s Day
Janet Anderson — Costume and Characterization in the Novels of Jane Austen

Winter 2000

Play Reading — The Wedding at Pemberley

December 6, 2000

California Institute of Technology Athenaeum

Spring 2000

Southwest Spring Day

May 20, 2000

Skirball Cultural Center


Tim Steele, California State University, Los Angeles — Jane Austen’s Classical Comedies and Dysfunctional Families
Charles Lynn Batten, UCLA — The Jew in Jane Austen’s England
Susan Ridgeway — Letters: Diversion Beyond Moderation