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Definitive Guide to Austen Adaptations

Interested in the latest announced remakes of Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Clueless? Want to learn more about the lost versions of Pride and Prejudice? Did you know there's a new feminist/LGBT take on Emma? Or that Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant star in a...

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JASNA Annual Essay Contest Now Open

JASNA's annual student essay contest is now open for submissions. The contest fosters study and appreciation of Jane Austen's work, with several hundred students competing for scholarship awards each year. The contest is open worldwide to students in three divisions:...

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November Newsletter Out Now

Check out our November newsletter for information on our upcoming regional events through May 2020, as well as our fundraising project for Chawton House and Austen stage adaptations being performed throughout Southern California this...

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In Memoriam: Robert Hansen

Robert Hansen, a longtime member of the San Fernando Valley JASNA Southwest reading group, passed away February 9, 2018 at the age of 91 following a long illness. He was born in 1926 in Webster Groves, Missouri. From a young age, he showed a talent for electronics. He...

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New Speakers Added to Sony Event

Additional speakers have joined our lineup for our Winter 2018 meeting at Sony Pictures Studios. Ashley Clements, star of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, will do a Q&A session on "The Modern Elizabeth Bennet," while fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will...

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Help JASNA Southwest Support Chawton House

Chawton House was the home of Austen's brother Edward Knight, who offered nearby Chawton Cottage to his mother and sister' during what would become Austen's home during her final, most productive years of life. Now an important nonprofit center for the study of early...

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Pride and Prejudice Named 4th Best Loved Book

Pride and Prejudice placed fourth out of 100 books in the running for best-loved novel in PBS' The Great American Read. After a nationwide voting, the results were announced on Oct. 23, with To Kill a Mockingbird coming out on top, followed by the Outlander series,...

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