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"Jane Austen Study Day  
Jane Austen's "Persuasion" 

Saturday,  June 3rd
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​​Omni Hotel  ~ Trinity Ballroom
1590 LBJ Freeway
(corner LBJ & Luna Road)

Dr. Joan Ray

Dr. Katie Davis

Dr. Elaine Bander

Join us for a day dedicated to the study and discussion of Jane Austen's last novel,"Persuasion",  published posthumously in 1818.  Outstanding Austen scholars, Dr. Elaine Bander, Dr. Joan Ray and Dr. Katie Davis will discuss and share unique insights into this novel of love and second chances.  

Dr. Elaine Bander
 "From Silence to Eloquence in Persuasion."  

Dr. Katie Davis
 "Another Look at Mr. Elliot's Habits' or
What's So Bad About Sunday Travelling?"

 Dr. Joan Ray
 "Persuasion 101"   Workshop

                                  Dr. Janine Barchas and Dr. Kristina Straub
co-curators of the Folger Shakespeare Library's exhibition
"Will and Jane:  Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity"

 commemorating  the 400th anniversary of Shakepeare's death
and the 200th anniversary of Austen's  

In this illustrated presentation of exhibition highlights, Barchas and Straub will talk about learning to work with historic non-book artifacts, offer “behind the scenes” stories, and describe the responses from a record-breaking number of visitors. This event is an official fundraiser for Chawton House Library, sponsored by the North American Friends of Chawton House Library (NAFCHL) in partnership with Jane Austen Society of North America – North Texas Region (JASNA-NTX). Formerly the home of Jane Austen’s brother Edward Knight, Chawton House is now an internationally-renowned library and center for the study of early women writers from about 1600 to 1830 and continues to be instrumental in recovering our female literary heritage.

In addition, there will be a book signing will be held of all authors.  Books will be available for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own to be signed.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Further details will be forthcoming.

Dr. Kristina Straub (l) & Dr. Janine Barchas

Registration and reservations can be  made either by credit card or check.
Cost for payment by credit card for JASNA Members/Guests is $52 per person.
To pay by credit card, follow instructions using the Credit Card Payment button.
Cost for payment by check with mail-in form for JASNA Members/Guests is $50 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
Questions: [email protected] jasna-ntx.com or call Vicki Ford at 1 (214) 406-9161
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