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We are all hastening together to perfect felicity. (Narrator, Northanger Abbey)


Jane Austen's Likeness

The Jane Austen Centre engaged a forensic scientist to create a facial reconstruction of Jane Austen from contemporary descriptions. The model has now been unveiled. Her family sees the ressemblance.

Obituary for Jane Austen

The Gentleman's Magazine of July 18, 1817 carried this announcement of Jane Austen's death.
Austen recognized as author of four novels

September Meeting

Our September meeting will be on September 27, not the third Saturday as usual. The hall is undergoing renovations.

Themes for 2014 - 2015

We look forward to this full suite of meeting themes.
  • September 27 - Lady Susan: a Savoury Parody of the 18th Century Female Rake

  • November 15 - The Quintessential Regency Dinner - JASNA Style

  • January 17 - Tea with Mr. Darcy

  • March 21 - Medicine in Jane's Time

  • May 9 - Jane and the Law

      AGM and Conference Registration Open

      On the 200 anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's fourth novel, Mansfield Park, the Montreal Region invites you to Montreal to explore this most challenging and rewarding of Jane Austen's novels. The theme, Contexts, Conventions and Controversies, invites the widest range of commentary about Mansfield Park, arguably Austen's most complex novel. Registration is open online and by mail. Currently the conference is full and members are invited to add themselves to the waitlist.

      Jane's Family on Mansfield Park

      The British Library has made available online Jane Austen's own collection of comments made by her famiy and friends about Mansfield Park. In 2011, our own Jasna group explored comments and reviews of the Austen novels in the form of a play, In Their Words, based on research in the British Library and on the web.

      Regular Meetings

      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 July 20

      Jane Austen's death announcement
      Link to Jane Austen model
      Meeting themes 2014-2015 on Invitations page

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