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JASNA Massachusetts Facebook Page

Jane Austen Society of North America

The Republic of Pemberley

Jane Austen Centre, Bath, England

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club


Articles by local JASNA members:

How I Came to See Fanny Price's Light

The Privilege of My Own Profession: The Living Legacy of Austen in the Classroom

Inherited and Living Variables: The Choices of Sisters and Brothers in Mansfield Park




Here's an interview in which William Deresiewicz discusses his memoir, A Jane Austen Education.


Click here to review the meetings that were held during:


Bylaws (PDF)


Upcoming JASNA Annual General Meetings


Contacts

JASNA Massachusetts Region email

Regional Co-Coordinators: Jill Crowley and Carolyn Jack
Webmaster: Carolyn Jack
Treasurer: Marianne Redmond
Members of the Steering Committee: Marcia Folsom, Angela Jack, Julie DeWitt, Elizabeth Philipps, Isa Schaff, Amy Wertheim, Nancy Yee

Welcome

This is an open invitation to deepen your pleasure in and enrich your enjoyment of Jane Austen: If you really love Jane Austen, consider joining JASNA (The Jane Austen Society of North America) and JASNA Massachusetts, a local Region of JASNA. We welcome all who enjoy Jane Austen's works. Our JASNA Massachusetts Region is one of the many Regions of the national organization of JASNA, and includes all JASNA members who are residents of New Hampshire and Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts. We have many Austen scholars among our membership as well as those who simply enjoy reading Austen and sharing their pleasure with others.

We hold five events during our membership year: four regular meetings (September, November, March and May), plus a celebration of Jane Austen's birthday in December. These events usually consist of a talk or lecture lasting about an hour, followed by discussion and refreshments. We'd be very pleased to have you join us at our next meeting.

Meeting fee is $5 members, $10 non-members. Non-members may attend up to five events before joining JASNA.

Meetings

The following events will all be held on Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Wheelock College, Brookline Campus, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA. On the MBTA's green line, the Riverside (D line) train stop at Longwood, or the Cleveland Circle (C line) train stop at Hawes St. are conveniently close. Click here for driving directions.

2016 - 2017 Season







May 21, 2017

Joan Vredenburgh
, The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Jane Austen and the Military

Dr. Vredenburgh will be examining the attitudes Regency society had about the Army, Navy, and Marines and how Austen uses them in her novels. Her article, "Of Sailors and Soldiers," which was published in Jane Austen's Regency World in January 2014, examines the attitudes of Regency England towards the military and discusses why Jane Austen's society preferred the navy to the army.

Special Events

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

For members in the New Hampshire and North Central Massachusetts area: we are having a small get-together at The Cozy Tea Shop in Brookline, New Hampshire. This delightful little tea shop is just 12 miles from Nashua.

Come and meet your Regional Co-Coordinators, Jill and Carolyn, and some of your fellow JASNA members from your area! Order cream tea or lunch from the menu, and let's talk about Jane and her books.

Respond by email to let us give a count to the Cozy Tea Cart.

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