Getting Local With Jane: A Pretty Good Lecture Edition


Some upcoming Jane Austen events, some of them very possibly in your own neighborhood!

The last lecture in Camden County College’s Jane Austen series takes place this Thursday, April 3. Lisa Zeidner, Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Camden, will speak on “Austen on Page and Screen: Adapting the Novels.” The lecture is at p.m. in Madison 210 on the college’s Blackwood Campus.

Alert Janeite Sharon and Cub Reporter Heather L. let us know that JASNA member and Regency historical romance author Elizabeth Boyle will give a talk on “Jane Austen’s England” at the Bellevue Regional Library in Bellevue, Washington, on April 7 at 7 p.m.

Jane Austen’s great-great-great-great-nephew, Richard Jenkyns, author of A Fine Brush on Ivory, will talk on “Is Jane Austen Modern?” on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrick Museum Auditorium at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Thanks to Baja Janeite for the heads-up.

JASNA’s Greater New York Region is holding a daylong event, “Jane Austen and Byron: Together at Last” (PDF) on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers include Professor Rachel Brownstein of CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College; Professor Marcia Folsom of Wheelock College, Boston; Professor Peter Graham of Virginia Technical University, and Professor Jonathan Gross of DePaul University, Chicago. More information is available on the JASNA New York website.