December 16, 2017:
This year our annual tea will fall on Jane Austen‘s birthday, Saturday, December 16 at 2pm in the Serenbe Institute Community Center. At the tea, we will hear from Dr. Emily Friedman, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University and Chawton House Library Research Fellow, who will present a lecture on The Death and Afterlife of Austen and Staët: Sanditon and Corinne from Those Who Loved Them.
Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël, two important and influential writers, died within four days of each other two hundred years ago. Both would find their work devotedly preserved by the pens of those who loved them. In this talk Dr. Friedman will introduce Staël’s most famous novel, Corinne, Or Italy and its surprising afterlife in manuscript translation, alongside several other examples of manuscript fiction, including the first continuation of Austen’s unfinished Sanditon.
Space is limited so please RSVP by Monday, December 11, 2017. The cost to attend is $20 for JASNA Members, $25 for non-members, or $50 for the program and a membership to JASNA.