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.