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Jane Austen Birthday Celebration

Join us Saturday, December 1st, for the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the birthday of our beloved  Jane Austen.  Dr. Janine Barchas will be our speaker.  Professor Barchas champions cheap early reprintings of Jane Austen, arguing that only the inexpensive books read by ordinary people make authors truly canonical.  She shares her research about low-brow copies from the 19th century and, in a few cases, also the stories of the Victorian readers who once owned them.  She will explain why many versions of Austen go unrecorded and unstudied.  She calls her approach “hard-core bibliography meets the Antiques Roadshow.”  It is part of her forthcoming book and a radical revision of the talk she gave at the AGM in Kansas City.

Dr. Janine Barchas is the JASNA North American Scholar plenary speaker at the 2019 AGM in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Dr. Barchas is the Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of the lively book "Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, "in which she researched the real-world history behind Austen’s choice of names and settings for her fictions. She is also the creator of What Jane Saw (www.whatjanesaw.org), which digitally reconstructs two blockbuster museum exhibitions attended by Austen.   In 2016, she co-curated the unusual exhibition “Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity” at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.  She is currently working on her next book project, The Lost Books of Jane Austen, which she describes as “hard-core bibliography meets the Antiques Roadshow."

​Dr. Barchas is an entertaining and informative speaker.  Join us for a celebration worthy of our favorite Regency Author.

Maggiano's - North Park
NorthPark Center
205 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX  75225

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

10:30 a.m.  Registration & Regency Emporium
11:00 a.m.  Program
12:00 p.m.  Luncheon
 1:30 p.m.   Birthday Toast to Jane Austen

Dr. Janine Barchas

Registration and reservations can be made by either credit card or check.  

Cost for payment by credit card for JASNA Members/Guests is $44 per person.  To pay by credit card, follow instructions using the Credit Card Payment button.
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Cost for payment by check with main-in form for JASNA Members/Guests is $42 per person. 

Checks may be payable to JASNA-NTX and mailed with the form available at the link below to:

Vicki Ford
1720 Woodhill Lane
Bedford, TX  76021
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Questions: [email protected] or call Vicki Ford at (214) 406-9161