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2016 Fall Meeting
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Dallas Museum of Art

Dr. Theresa Kenney 
Lindy Bell
What exactly does "useless sympathy" mean and how does it apply to "Emma" the heroine Jane Austen  said only she could love.    Dr. Kenney's  focus is Chapter 10 where Emma, accompanied by Harriet,, visits the poor.    Dr. Kenney will lead us in a discussion of the various attitudes toward sympathy as a motivating force for good deeds in Austen's time.  Austen not only depicts Emma doing good but also thinking about why one should do good.  Is Emma right that one need only take action and not feel much when helping the poor and sick?  

Lindy Bell will take us for a stroll through a typical Regency year, discovering some of the interesting holidays, traditions and unique celebrations that Jane Austen and her fellow Regency Era dwellers observed.  You might be surprised to learn which of those holidays are still celebrated today.  Did they observe Valentine's Day or Mother's Day?  How about Easter or Halloween?   

So many questions!  And yes - so many answers will be shared at the upcomiong Fall Meeting, Sunday, September 18th.   Join us for these enlightening and interesting discussions.

JASNA-NTX Fall Meeting
Sunday, September 18th
2:00  - 4:00 p.m.

Dallas Museum of Art
Founder's Room

1717 North Harwood
Dallas, TX  75201

Cost: $22.00/person if paying by credit card
$20.00/person if registering by mail
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Bedford, TX 76021

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