Sunday, April 5, 2020

A Little Coloring Fun

Genesee Country Village and Museum 1810
"...she very kindly took his part in hand, and curtailed every speech that admitted being shortened; besides pointing out the necessity of his being very much dressed, and chusing his colours." 
Maansfield Park chapter 15

An added note: Lisa Brown just supplied us with a few more pictures to color. So if you have already filled in all the lines there are a few more at the link below. Have fun!

Looking for an amusing activity while we weather the pandemic storm? Lisa Brown has sent along  some coloring pages of Regency fashions provided by Genesee Country Village and Museum. Along with the coloring pages there are pictures of the original outfits. There are also two views of Chawton Cottage that can be colored. These can all be found at:



You can watch Jennifer Ehle reading Pride and Prejudice on YouTube at Pride and Prejudice read by Jennifer Ehle

There will also be a livestream of a new musical called Pride and Prejudice a new Musical. Registration for this event is at Pride and Prejudice a new Musical

Hopefully our region will be able to gather again in the fall for more lively discussions of all things Austen. Time will tell.


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Thanks to Lisa Brown for picture and quote

"Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. Nobody can be more devoted to home than I am." Emma, chapter 14

Following the guidance of JASNA we are cancelling our March, April, and May meetings.

Stay safe and healthy!

Thursday, March 5, 2020


Please join us as JASNA CWNY
goes to the movies!

Saturday, March 7 movie at 1:50 pm please arrive about 1:30 pm 
Pittsford Cinema
located in Pittsford Plaza


Regency Era clothing admired but not required!

Discussion afterwards at Root 31 Cafe
located near the theatre in the Pittsford Plaza

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Jane Austen's Juvenilia (or maybe a surprise)


Rice Portrait
Said to be of Jane Austen when she was 15
However, This is highly debatable
“Never did I see such an affecting Scene as was the meeting of Edward and Augustus.


"My Life! my Soul!" (exclaimed the former) "My adorable angel!" (replied the latter) as they flew into each other's arms. It was too pathetic for the feelings of Sophia and myself--We fainted alternately on a sofa.” Love and Freindship, Letter the Eighth


Event:    JASNA CWNY February Meeting
Topic:    A Discussion of Jane Austen's Juvenilia
When:   Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1 pm
Where:   Pittsford Barnes and Noble, Community Room
Note:      We are working on the possibility of a guest speaker. It may happen or it may not. Watch this space for the later updates.


In her teens, Jane Austen wrote a series of stories that have since become known as her Juvenilia. The works are full of murder, drunkenness and ladies who have nothing better to do that faint. The stories brim with humor and exuberance and, at times, show echoes of Jane Austen's later works.  Here is a selection from Lesley Castle:

“My Brother has just left us….Never was there a better young Man! Ah! how little did he deserve the misfortunes he has experienced in the Marriage state. So good a Husband to so bad a Wife! for you know my dear Charlotte that the Worthless Louisa left him, her Child and reputation a few weeks ago in company with Danvers and dishonour. …Lesley is at present but five and twenty, and has already given himself up to melancholy and Despair…. While our father is fluttering about the streets of London, gay, dissipated, and Thoughtless at the age of 57, Matilda and I continue secluded from Mankind in our old and Mouldering Castle, which is situated two miles from Perth on a bold projecting Rock, and commands an extensive veiw of the Town and its delightful Environs. But tho' retired from almost all the World, (for we visit no one but the M'Leods, The M'Kenzies, the M'Phersons, the M'Cartneys, the M'Donalds, The M'kinnons, the M'lellans, the M'kays, the Macbeths and the Macduffs) we are neither dull nor unhappy…”


Poor Lesley shows all the sensibility of Marianne Dashwood. Danvers and Louisa have run off like Henry Crawford and Maria Bertram. Northanger Abbey may have arisen from the ruins of mouldering Lesley Castle. Finally, with all those Scottish clans, I'm sure Matilda dined with at least four and twenty families.

As mentioned above, we may have the opportunity for an out of town guest speaker at this meeting, or we may not. I'll post something here as soon as we know. Meanwhile, pick your favorite bit from the Juvenilia and join us to talk about why it is your favorite.





Monday, December 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Jane and Cassandra



Please join the Central &Western NY Region of the
Jane Austen Society of North America
for our annual celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday

Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Chatterbox Club
25 N Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14607

Registration is required by January 11, 2020


$30.00 JASNA members     $35.00 non-members

Menu
Quiche, popovers, cake and ice cream

Program

David Cay Johnston speaking on
Jane Austen Economics: The Effects of Idle Riches

Our speaker, David Cay Johnston, is the 2001 Pulitzer Prize recipient for Beat Reporting. He is a columnist for The Daily Beast, Investopedia, USA Today, NationalMemo.com, Tax Analysts and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He is a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University's College of Law and Whitman School of Management.
Johnston is the author of best-selling books on tax and economic policy. Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, is about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism. It follows his earlier book Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich—and Cheat Everybody Else, a New York Times bestseller on the U.S. tax system that won the Investigative Reporters and Editors 2003 Book of the Year award.