Kinkonauts present Nonsense & Sensibility: An improvised Jane Austen

Sara, one our newest members introduced us to her improve company, The Kinkonauts, and their not-so-serious improvisation of Jane Austen on 2017 March 25. Several of the members of our JASNA group were lucky enough to attend and it did not disappoint! The story twisted and turned. Despite the questionable material of some needlepoints referenced throughout the story, the audience was treated to a classic Jane Austen ending (except perhaps the pant-less father or the neighbour peering creepily through the hedge). It was a great night for all and a real treat on a Saturday night.

Digital Jane

Two centuries after her life, Jane still lives in our hearts and minds. As part of her modern persona, she inspires us to create new media experiences.

New to Our Library

We had enough funds from members borrowing library books to purchase the BBC Classics' The Jane Austen Collection DVD series with 6 movies filmed between 1971-1987. Individual DVDs can be borrowed from our library at regular meetings.

On Jane's Ipod

Jane Austen didn't have an Ipod, but she did use music in her novels to set pivotal scenes. In her article, What Jane Heard, music scholar, Jeanice Brooks explores favourite tunes in Jane Austen's life and in her works.

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.

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

Personal Development

An animated video discusses the "philosophy of personal development" at the core of Jane Austen's novels.

Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a vlog rendition of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines Elizabeth Bennet and her family in this century. Running in one hundred episodes from 2012 - 2013, the Emmy-winning series entertains both dedicated followers and Janeites who want to relax with a humourous retelling of the famous story.

Now in Theatres