Mansfield Park: Contexts, Conventions & Controversies, 2014 Oct 10-12
On the 200 anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's fourth novel, Mansfield Park,
the Montreal Region hosted a fascinating
persuading some that Mansfield Park has hidden depths. Is Fanny a heroine or a wimp?
Six Calgary JASNA members attended and came home with their own views.
The keynote speakers entranced the 700 participants with their insights. Full proceedings will be published in
Those of us who attended Fanny's Ball had a memorable time, full of laughs learning new dances.
Recent Meeting - Fall Reading
In the freshness of fall and a newly renovated hall, JASNA Calgary members gathered to celebrate the work of Jane Austen. New program coordinator Carol introduced the exciting upcoming events including the annual Jane Austen Tea on January 17. Also, she provided a copy of the proposal from Edmonton for the JASNA AGM to be held in Banff in 2018.
Judith then highlighted several new offerings from the library including
What Matters In Jane Austen?,
The History of England, and a modern retelling of
Northanger Abbey by
She also read an excerpt from the fascinating
Memoirs of A Highland Lady.
JASNA Essay Contest Winners
The results of the
annual JASNA Essay Contest for students have been announced.
Our member Judith is a judge for the contest. She particularly recommends
The Solution of Silence: The Character of Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park.
This essay gives us an unusual perspective on Mary Crawford - she has more depth than we sometimes credit her.
JasnaCalgary is a region of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
We are all interested in everything Jane, from love of her novels to scholarly pursuits.
Five times a year we meet to enjoy talks, workshops, teas, and galas.
Attend a meeting and if you have fun, join in!
Membership is $15.00 annually to cover our tea and cakes and other expenses.
Only a few special events require pre-paid tickets,
such as the annual Tea celebrating
Jane Austen's birthday and our bi-annual Gala.
On the Family page, members can access additional information
with a password.
Site last updated on 2014 October 21
September 27 meeting highlights
New books in our library on the Reading page
Notes from the AGM in Montreal on Neighbours page
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