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Jane Austen Society in Nova Scotia

The Jane Austen Society is our counterpart organization in the UK. In 2017 they are holding a conference in Nova Scotia, Canada, to highlight naval issues. Three of Jane's brother were successful in the navy. Transatlantic Perspectives on Jane Austen: 200 years of Persuasion is a great opportunity for Canadians to mix with British Austen fans.

Unrest in England - 1816

The year after Jane Austen published Emma, economic unrest rocked the English countryside. The Napoleonic Wars were over, unemployment was severe, people were starving, and taxes were rising. The 200th anniversary of the Littleport Riots gives us a glimpse into what Jane Austen did not include in her novels.

Love and Friendship: based on Lady Susan

The scandals and intrigues of Lady Susan shine in full horror and hilarity in the new movie, Love and Friendship, now showing in Calgary.

The New York Times provides and indepth review and comparative analysis of Director Whit Stillman's movies.

Jane Austen's Manuscripts

If you haven't had the opportunity to see Jane Austen's manuscripts in the British Library, the BBC offers a short video describing her particular style. Or, watch as a fragment of her handwriting is revealed.

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.

Our meetings are 2:00 - 4:00, held at Sunalta Community Association, 1627 10 Ave SW, a location that is wheelchair accessible.
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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 2016 July 11

Jane Austen Society conference in Nova Scotia on Neighbours page
Link to 2018 JASNA AGM on Neighbours page
Link to article on Littleport Riots
Trailer and links for Love and Friendhips on Welcome page

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