Please Note: Regency Dress Encouraged!!
[see below for other Austen-related events]
You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s December Meeting
~The Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea!~ featuring
Dr. Elaine Bander*
‘Doubting Mr. Darcy’
Dr. Peter Sabor**
‘Austen’s Letter Writers in
Sense & Sensibility
~ Traditional English Afternoon Tea ~
Sunday, 5 December 2010, 2 – 5 p.m.
Champlain College, Hauke Conference Center
375 Maple St Burlington VT
$20. / person ~ $15. / JASNA Members ~ $5. / student
RSVPs required! ~ Register by 28 Nov 2010
Please Join Us!
We are honored to welcome our Canadian neighbors and noted Austen scholars:
*Dr. Elaine Bander has recently retired from teaching English at Dawson College, Montreal
**Dr. Peter Sabor is the Canada Research Chair in 18th-Century Studies and Director of the Frances Burney Centre at McGill University.
Upcoming in 2011 ~
March 27: ‘Jane Austen’s London in Fact and Fiction’ with Suzanne Boden & Deb Barnum
June 5: A Lecture & Concert on the ‘Music of Jane Austen’s World’ with Prof. William Tortolano
at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Other Events of note:
December 1, 7pm ~ Newport, VT: Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday Lecture:
Dartmouth professor emeritus James Heffernan will discuss the use of the fairy tale in Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on December 1. His talk, “In Want of a Wife: Romance and Realism in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.
In the history of literature, Jane Austen is typically considered a realist of social relations—and yet Pride and Prejudice remains perennially popular because it incorporates a potent feature of the fairy tale: it fulfills the fondest wishes of its poor and not conspicuously beautiful heroine. Heffernan will show how Austen reconstructs the fairy tale within the framework of social realism. Heffernan is Professor of English, Emeritus and Frederick Sessions Beebe ’35 Professor in the Art of Writing at Dartmouth College. Author of numerous books and articles and lecturer for The Teaching Company, he has lectured around the world.
*December 12, 2010: JASNA-Massachusetts Region : Jane Austen Birthday Celebration!
Enjoy light refreshments, including a birthday toast, and entertainment by the JASNA Massachusetts Players presenting Austen on Austen
Cost is $10* per person ($5* for JASNA Massachusetts members)
Please R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, December 7 by remitting your check with this form.
Wheelock College, Brookline Campus
43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA
For more information: Visit the JASNA-MA website
*December 11, 2010 ~ JASNA-Greater New York Region:
“Reading Pride & Prejudice Backwards”, with Professor Mary Poovey followed by the Annual Birthday Celebration!
See their website for more information