Thursday, March 26, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Jane Austen Summer Program, Emma at 200! June 18-21, 2015 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

This year’s 4-day residential symposium will focus on Austen's Emma, in honor of the novel's two-hundredth anniversary. Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups each day, as well as join in a Regency ball, partake in an English tea, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The discussions will consider the novel in its historical context as well as its many afterlives in fiction and film. The Jane Austen Summer Program (JASP) is designed to appeal to established scholars, high school teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate students—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit our website K-12 teachers will also want to visit the website for information on available scholarships and continuing education credits. 
Thanks to the following partners for their continued support: North Carolina Assembly Dancers, Jane Austen Society of North Carolina, UNC-CH Department of English and Comparative Literature, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, The Institute for the Arts and Humanities, The Department of Dramatic Arts, Carolina Performing Arts, UNC Summer SchoolUNC Friday Center, and Crunkleton’s. 


Ashley J. King

Monday, March 9, 2015

Coming Soon: JASNA Field Trip to the Frist Center for Houghton Hall Exhibit

You are cordially invited to join JASNA members for a docent-guided
tour of the Houghton Hall exhibit at 
The Frist Museum 
on Thursday evening, March 19.
Those who wish to participate in a "Dutch-treat" dinner prior to the tour 
are encouraged to meet in the cafe at The Frist at 6:00 pm.

The docent-guided tour will begin at 7:00 pm in the lobby of the museum.
Cost is $10.00 per person for the group rate. 
Please let Mildred Tilley know if you plan to attend no later than March 17.  In order to 
get the group rate, Mildred must make one payment for everyone.  She will make this
payment immediately before the tour begins @ 6:45 pm.  You may pay her either by cash or check
prior to 6:45 pm that evening.

This exhibit showcases the art and architecture of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses. Located in Norfolk, roughly 100 miles northeast of London, Houghton was built in the early 1700s for Britain’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745).