Monday, November 9, 2015

Roger Moore is Guest Speaker at Dec JASNA Meeting

You are cordially invited to a special
December JASNA meeting
hosted by Mildred Tilley and Jo Ann Staples

When: Sunday, December 6  from 2:00-4:00 pm
Where:  4413 Howell Place, Nashville, TN 372
Program : “Jane Austen and the Dissolution of the Monasteries”
presented by Roger E. Moore
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at Vanderbilt University

Jane Austen refers to the medieval abbeys, churches, and chapels quite frequently in her writings.  In this talk Professor Moore will explore how her representation of these places reveals her critical attitude toward the Reformation, specifically the Dissolution of the Monasteries. From considering how the Tilney ancestors obtained Northanger Abbey, to exploring Fanny Price’s preference for monastic architecture, to examining the medieval history of the Royal Garrison Chapel in Mansfield Park, he will suggest the richness of Austen’s engagement with England’s sacred landscape.

Prior to Professor Moore’s talk, we will celebrate the 230th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth
with toasts and birthday cake
as well as honor incoming JASNA Regional Coordinators:

Andrea Hearn and Caroline Davis

Please RSVP to Mildred Tilley at:  millietilley@gmail.com
Refreshments will be provided