The Central California region once again gathered to delve into Austen's work by discussing "Emma". Committee member Erin Connor offered an overview of adaptations of "Emma" in the modern media and everyone's favorite (and least favorites!) were mentioned. Then the group of 20 sat down with some tea and refreshments to discuss the novel itself. … Continue reading Meeting Report: Gathering and Discussing “Emma”
The Central California JASNAns welcomed 19 members and guests to discuss Northanger Abbey at the Woodward Park Library in October. A presentation outlining the elements of the Gothic Novel and how it fit with Northanger Abbey was given by committee member DeAuna Marks, with assistance from committee member Erin Connor. The guests enjoyed tea, tea… Continue reading Meeting Report: Discussion of “Northanger Abbey” on October 27, 2018
A Q&A with Devoney Looser, also known as “Stone Cold Jane Austen,” followed by a lively discussion on how Austen became so famous and who her fans are today! Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? How did she become one of… Continue reading The Jane Austen Society welcomes the author of “The Making of Jane Austen” for a discussion and Skype Q&A
The Central Valley Region of JASNA welcomed 18 members and guests for our exploration of "Mansfield Park". Discussion ranged from the merits and demerits of Fanny Price and Mary Crawford, to the levels of self-involvement of the entire Bertram clan, to the general isolation and opportunities that were provided (or not) to all of the… Continue reading Meeting Report: Discussion on Mansfield Park – February 24, 2018
The Central Valley Jane Austen Book Club hosted a MeetUp on January 27th to see a production of Sense and Sensibility at Good Company Players in Fresno! There were about 25 attendees from either the Book Club or JASNA Central California in attendance. After the performance, the actors were kind enough to come out and greet… Continue reading Janite MeetUp: Sense and Sensibility
After a hiatus of six months, the JASNA Central California Region officially got underway! On Saturday, January 6th we had an organization meeting to go over JASNA membership, to confirm our nominated committee members, and to brainstorm ideas and preferences for our 2018 discussions and events. We expected about a dozen people to attend. So… Continue reading New Year, New Region!