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.
Jane Austen: Myth, Reality and Global Celebrity
Take advantage of a
free on-line course
from the University of Southampton's
Persuasion, the Play
In 2018 a few Jasna members enjoyed tea with the cast of
Persuasion, a play performed by Calgary's Workshop Theatre. "It was a wonderful interpretation of Jane Austen’s novel and we thoroughly enjoyed the production!"
Captain Wentworth, Ann Elliott, Lady Russell, Louisa, and Henrietta pose with Jasna members, Lindsey, Laurie, and Gwen.
Ever, Jane is an on-line role-playing game set in the virtual world of Regency England and the works of Jane Austen. Unlike many multi-player games, it's not about kill or be killed but invite or be invited. Gossip is the weapon of choice. Instead of raids, players have grand balls. Instead of dungeons, they have dinner parties.
Ever Jane can be played as an Open Beta version.
The Jane Austen Collection
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,
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.
video discusses the "philosophy of personal development" at the core of Jane Austen's novels.
Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Lizzie Bennet Diaries
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