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Recent Meeting 2018 May 12

Two members gave fascinating talks with new information and ideas.

  • Jane's Juvenilia
    Amber revealed Jane's exuberance and unexpected naughtiness in her early stories and how these were tamed into marketable novels. Jane was very non PC.

  • Estate Laws
    Lindsey enlightened us on some of the inheritance laws of Regency England and why some women were heiresses to large estates and others couldn't inherit.

Jane Austen - Literature Review

Alexandra Mullen has reviewed some of the vast array of literary books about Jane Austen in her article Associations of Thought in the Hudson Review. "...a remarkable percentage of writers on Austen are terrific: clear, passionate, informative, insightful, and very often good writers to boot."

Jane Austen's Manuscripts

Thanks to the website, Open Culture, we know and can see that Jane Austen used pins to edit her manuscripts. Two links lead to manuscripts from her unfinished novel, The Watsons. All Austen's manuscripts can be viewed in facsimile on the site, Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts.

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 2018 May 16

Review by Alexandra Mullen

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