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October 2016

We met in October 2016 to discuss the JASNA Annual General Meeting that was held in Washington, D.C.

September 2016 Event


Atlanta Reading Group – September 17

We will meet at 2PM on September 17  at the Toco Hills Library. Further details forthcoming.

August 2016 Events

AUGUST 2016:

Georgia Regional Event – August 27, 2016

For August, JASNA Georgia will meet to hear a lecture entitled: Friendships in Austen’s Emma, by Dr. Laura E. Thomason, Associate Professor of English, Middle Georgia State University.  This event will be hosted by MGA Macon English Studies Organization.

When: Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Math Auditorium, Middle Georgia State University Macon Campus

See #6 on the map: http://www.mga.edu/about/docs/macon-map.pdf (general campus address: 100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206)

Although Emma is most commonly (and correctly) studied as a courtship novel, it also highlights the eighteenth century’s confusion about the meaning and value of friendship. This novel criticizes the social pressure that steered women away from each other as it steered them toward domesticity.  Emma’s failed attempts at friendship remind readers that no real substitute for egalitarian, intimate feminine friendship exists or should exist. Dr. Thomason will discuss how the novel suggests that such a relationship is admirable, desirable, and worthy of pursuit but that the people who need it most cannot achieve it.

Please contact Kristen Miller Zohn, Regional Coordinator, JASNA at kmz@jasnaatlanta.org with any questions.

Columbus – August 11

We will be reviewing Emma, Part Part 3: Vol. II, Ch. V (23) through Vol. III, Ch. VII (43), and discussing strawberry picking, Box Hill, and the splendors of English gardens and landscapes.  To illustrate the theme, Kristen Miller Zohn will be sharing photographs from her recent three-week exploration of English country homes and gardens as a participant in the Attingham Foundation’s Summer Course.

Here are some resources for you to explore before the meeting:




Thursday, 8/11/2016 at noon
Columbus Public Library, Auditorium

June 2016 Events

Georgia Regional Event – Box Hill Picnic! – June 5

On Sunday, June 5, JASNA Georgia joined with JASNA-Mississippi in a venture to Asheville, NC to tour the Biltmore House exhibition Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film.

Atlanta Reading Group – June 18

For those who could make the trip to Asheville, Atlanta celebrated a Box Hill Picnic at a lakeside property on Lake Lanier, on Saturday, June 18 at 1pm.   We were joined by the Atlanta Time Travelers, who arrived in excellent period fashion.

Atlanta May 2016 Event

The Atlanta Reading Group continued our discussion of Emma at the Northside Library on May 21, 2016 at 2pm.  We read Vol. 3, Chapter VIII through Chapter XIX (Completing Emma).  These are pages 670 – 865 in the Anchor annotated edition.  We were visited by a representative of the film studio for the new Lady Susan adaptation “Love and Friendship,” who provided us with posters and fans promoting the film.The Columbus Reading Group continue our discussion of Emma, Part 2: Vol. I, Ch. XII (12) through Vol. II, Ch. IV (22), and a discussion of “The Governess-Trade.”
Thursday, 5/12/2016 at 5:30 PM at the Columbus Public Library, Room CB&T (side B)

Atlanta April 2016 Event

The Atlanta Reading Group will continue our discussion of Emma to be held at the Toco Hills Library on April 16, 2016 at 2pm.  
We are reading pages 463 – 670, Vol. 2, Chapter XIII through Vol 3, Chapter VII (The aftermath of the Box Hill Picnic).  These are pages 463  -670 in the Anchor annotated edition
The Toco Hills Library is located at 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033.  Please contact Erin Elwood ee@jasnaatlanta.org with any questions.



2016 Meeting Information

Happy New Year Janeites!
As you all know, Emma celebrated its 200th anniversary of publication on December 23, 2015, and JASNA’s theme for this year is  “Emma at 200: ‘No One But Herself.’”
We will start discussing Emma at our January meeting to be held at the Toco Hills Library on January 23, at 2pm.  
Here is the 2016 reading and meeting schedule using the page numbers for the Anchor annotated edition:
January 23, 2016:  Introductory presentation/discussion of Emma, Read the Introduction to the Annotated Emma (let me know if you need a copy of the Introduction) and Chapter 1 of Emma, Pages 2-20 of the annotated edition.

February 20, 2016:  Read pages 20- 235, Vol. 1 Chapter II through Chapter XV (Mr. Elton’s proposal to Emma).

March 19, 2016: Read pages 235 – 463, Vol. 1 Chapter XVI through Vol. 2, Chapter XII (Frank Churchill departs after the ball)

April 16, 2016:  Read pages 463 – 670, Vol. 2, Chapter XIII through Vol 3, Chapter VII (The aftermath of the Box Hill Picnic)

May 21, 2016:  Read pages 670 – 865, Vol. 3 Chapter VIII through Chapter XIX, complete Emma

June: Date/location TBD: Box Hill Picnic and Concluding Emma thoughts
The Toco Hills Library is located at 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033
I expect the February, March, April, and May meetings will also be at the Toco Hills Library.  However, please look for the email updates, Facebook updates, and website updates for confirmation of the meeting locations.  If you are not receiving email updates, please send me an email at ee @ jasnaatlanta.org to be added to the mailing list.

November 14, 2015 Meeting Details

We are very excited for the upcoming meeting at the Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, which is jointly hosted with the English Speaking Union!

Emory’s MARBL Library, newly renovated and renamed the Rose Library is graciously hosting us on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM.  The address is:

Emory University Woodruff Library, 10th Floor
540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 
(scroll to the bottom of this post for driving and parking details)

The Library will display some of its holdings of 18th-century books and Jane Austen first editions.

JASNA member and frequent lecturer Professor Patricia Michaelson, PhD, University of Texas will speak on the topic of “How Jane Austen Invented the Novel.”  Dr. Michaelson is a professor of Literary Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, specializing in 19th-century women’s lit, and Jane Austen. Austen featured prominently in her first book Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading and Speech in the Age of Austen (Stanford, 2002).

A special thanks to Grace and Randy for organizing this awesome meeting!

Due to limited space, please email ee@jasnaatlanta.org to RSVP for a headcount.  We do not want anyone to miss out!

Please visit Emory’s website for detailed directions to the Rose Library

Visitors to Emory may park in one of three visitor parking decks: Fishburne, Oxford Road, and Peavine. Fishburne is located closest to the Woodruff library building.

Fishburne parking deck: This is the preferred place to park and is located between Glenn Memorial Church and the Schwartz Center. From North Decatur Road, proceed around the traffic circle to the main entrance of the University (Dowman Drive) and take an immediate right on Fishburne Drive and follow it to the three way stop. Proceed straight ahead and turn right into the Fishburne parking deck, the closest visitor parking to the Woodruff Library. To get to the library, exit the parking deck and turn left. Take the first right (on Fishburne Drive). Proceed straight across a bridge toward the triangular entrance that leads into the Carlos Museum. At the triangular entrance, turn right and follow the sidewalk to the over pass between two buildings. The entrance to Woodruff Library is under the right-hand side of the overpass.

October 17, 2015 JASNA Meeting

Please come to our meeting this Saturday to hear all the details and see the pictures taken by our intrepid travelers at the AGM.

Unfortunately, there was a last minute misunderstanding with the Toco Hills Library reservation.  Fortunately, the Chamblee library, just up the road on Clairmont Road, is able to host us the same day, just earlier in the day.  PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE:
Saturday, October 17 at 11AM
Chamblee Library
4115 Clairmont Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
This library is near the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport, and the parking is in the rear.  Please call me if you need any help with directions.

I will bring coffee and pastries.  I hope to see all of you there!
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