JASNA - CWNY
Jane Austen Society of North America - Central & Western NY Region
After the meeting, join us for an informal meet & greet with tea and cookies at 3:30 pm.
Meet JASNA's President
at our September Meeting!
Saturday, September 16
1:00 pm EDT
Pittsford Barnes & Noble Community Room
Jane Austen’s Reputation: Highlights of Her First Century in American Periodicals.
A talk by Mary Mintz, JASNA President
Here's a short description of the talk from the speaker:
Jane Austen’s repeated appearance in the periodical literature throughout the nineteenth century indicates a strong interest in her biography and her novels. The latter were interpreted through a nineteenth lens that was very different from own perspective, but nevertheless, we recognize the Jane Austen they describe—in mostly glowing terms. Their appreciation and interest kept her before the reading audience.
And here is a short bio of the speaker:
Mary Mintz holds two master’s degrees, one in library science and one in English literature with a specialization in nineteenth century British literature. She is the Associate Director for Outreach at the American University Library in Washington, D.C., as well as the Humanities and Honors Librarian As a faculty member at the university, she works closely with history and literature students to support their original research. She has served JASNA nationally as the chair of the Nominating Committee, an at-large-member of the Board of Directors, and vice-president/president-elect. On December 16, 2023, she became the president of JASNA. She says, however, that her most rewarding role in JASNA so far has been serving as Coordinator of DC Region.
After the talk please join us at a reception to meet Mary Mintz
Meet & Greet address & location
The Hahnemann Club at the Highlands At Pittsford
301 Stoutenburgh Lane, Pittsford, NY 14534
From Barnes and Noble, turn right onto NY-31 E/Monroe Ave.
Continue to follow NY-31 E. for 2.4 miles.
Turn left onto Hahnemann Trail (First light after going through Pittsford Village.)
Take the first left.
Turn left at the stop sign.
Take the first right onto Stoutenburgh Lane.
The Hahnemann club will be on your right.
Parking is available in front of the club, and along Stoutenburgh Lane on the right.