A Certain Step Toward Falling in Love – July virtual meeting

‘A Certain Step Toward Falling in Love’: Dance in the Works of Jane Austen Susan de Guardiola is a dance historian, teacher, and caller from Connecticut.  She will entertain us with a discussion of how Austen uses dance and dancing in her novels.  Following the presentation there will be a brief overview of mourning in… Continue reading →

Annual General Meeting (AGM), Victoria

Sense & Sensibility in the City of Gardens Presented by JASNA Victoria, BC, Region September 30–October 2, 2022 Visit the AGM website for more information: https://jasna.org/agms/victoria/home.php

AGM Recap Maryland & DC Joint meeting

Did you attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Victoria or attend virtually? Share stories, thoughts and highlights. Not able to attend the AGM? Learn what it was about and take notes on speakers and topics you want to hear in the future. 

A Day at Goucher College

Goucher College Athenaeum 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, United States

We are partnering with Goucher College for a special in person event Registration info is at the bottom of the page. Regency dress is encouraged! Batza Room,* Goucher College 1021 Dulaney Valley Road Baltimore, MD 21204-2794 10:00 am-11:00 am "Sense and Sensibility As You’ve Never Seen It Before” Juliette Wells and Grace Fischbach Juliette Wells… Continue reading →

December Birthday meeting

Kelsey’s Restaurant 8480 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, United States

Shopping with Jane Austen in Fact and Fiction Presented by Dr. Ann Wass Jane Austen’s letters and novels contain numerous references to shopping for textiles, clothing, and accessories from 1798 to 1815. Dr. Ann Wass supplements Austen’s references with contemporary newspaper advertisements, fashion illustrations, and other period sources to present a timeline of fashion for… Continue reading →

Jane Austen & Gardens

Jane Austen's love of gardening is apparent in several of her novels. The English love their gardens and, luckily, exported that love to America. We will discuss Austen's garden, the plants that she grew and those she wrote about, as well as some of her influences. How can we re-create the Austen gardens grown from… Continue reading →

Jane Austen and the Theatre

Presented by Deborah C. Payne, American University As 15 years of scholarship has chronicled, Jane Austen very much liked the theatre. Letters to her sister, Cassandra, reveal trips to London playhouses and occasional outings in Bath. Austen’s enjoyment, however, was perhaps more that of an eager fan hoping to glimpse her favorite star than a… Continue reading →

Box Hill Picnic

Manor Mill 2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD, United States

There will be a JASNA MD picnic prior to Jane Austen Day at Manor Mill.  We are working in partnership with Manor Mill in Monkton, MD on this event. BYOP - Bring your own picnic (doesn't have to be period appropriate - bring your favorite picnic food) 11:00am-12:00pm All JASNA Members and their guests are… Continue reading →

Jane Austen Day at Manor Mill

Manor Mill 2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD, United States

A fabulous day filled with Jane Austen, in partnership with Manor Mill.  JASNA MD members will be presenting throughout the day, alongside experts from the Mill. For full details, along with registration and payment visit https://manor-mill.com/janeausten. NOTE: the event is sold out as of 6/14 - there is a wait list available on the website.… Continue reading →

July Virtual Meeting

Commemorate Jane Austen by testing your knowledge in our Trivia Game. No prizes but bragging rights galore! Register for the Zoom link: 

Confidence Men: Transmitted Dialogues between Men – Virtual Meeting

Jane Austen rarely represented dialogues between men when no woman is present, opting instead to have male characters report such interaction. This presentation considers how the novels construct grounds for belief in such transmissions of male conversation, situating credibility in alignment with character and context. After discussing recounted dialogue in Emma, Northanger Abbey and Pride… Continue reading →