Calendar of Events
2016 Calendar of Events
Inspired by "200 Years of Emma"- the 2016 JASNA AGM's theme
All at Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Unless Otherwise Noted
More Information about our Upcoming Meetings...
Jan. 17- "Film Adaptations of Emma” presented Karen Hadley
It is time to kick off the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Emma, and what better way than with an indepth look at some of her film counterparts? Karen Hadley, from the University of Louisville, is back by popular demand to take us on a guided tour through a few movie adaptations of Emma. Her look at the film adaptations of Mansfield Park was such a hit, you won't want to miss out on Emma!
Feb. 21- "What's in a Name? Emma Woodhouse, Emma, Lady Hamilton, and a famous Regency love affair” presented by Dr. Glynis Ridley
When Jane Austen named Emma Woodhouse, she did so in an England where society gossip was dominated by an Emma - Emma, Lady Hamilton - the wife of a British ambassador and the publicly acknowledged mistress of Britain's great naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson. Lady Hamilton died in January 1815, instantly recognizable by the single name, "Emma". Can there be any similarities at all between a woman at the center of one of the great Regency love affairs and Austen's heroine?
March 13- "What Jane Saw-The Shakespeare Gallery of 1796” presented by Janine Barchas
We are excited to have visiting with us this month, all the way from Texas, renowned Jane Austen scholar, Janine Barchas! She will be sharing with us her latest online gallery, "What Jane Saw-The Shakespeare Gallery of 1796". She has painstakingly recreated The Shakespeare Gallery that was on display when a young Jane Austen was visiting London in 1796. Janine will also be co-curating a special exhibit at The Folger Shakespeare Library during the upcoming AGM in Washington, D.C. detailing William Shakespeare's influences on Jane Austen's writings! So this program will be a fantastic one to get you in the mood for the AGM! *Due to scheduling, we will be meeting a week earlier than normal and at The Louisville Free Public Library in downtown Louisville.*
April 17- "Success Supposes Endeavour:" The Remarkable Life of John Murray II, Publisher of “Emma" presented by Susan Byars
Our very own Susan Byars has been geeking out, and not just on anybody, but on the only and only John Murray II! Mr. Murray is the man behind the publication of Emma, as well as the later Jane Austen novels. He also published Lord Byron, Lady Caroline Lamb, Walter Scott and several others as well as the influential "Quarterly Review." His son and the company later published Darwin and many other important authors of the 19th century. Theirs is really a fascinating story, and Greater Louisville Region Member, Susan Byars, wants to share that story with us!
May 22- Box Hill Picnic
One of the most memorable scenes from Emma would have to be the picnic at Box Hill. Come join JASNA-GL as we recreate our very own Box Hill Picnic at Locust Grove! Dress in your picnic best (whether it be Regency or not), bring a side dish (salads, desserts, vegetables, etc.) to share, and enjoy! JASNA-GL will be providing BBQ, paper products, and drinks (tea and lemonade). We ask, however, that you be on your best behavior. So no teasing Miss Bates! Guests-$5 | JASNA-GL Members-Free. Please RSVP to Alana Gillett, RCjasnaGL@gmail.com. You MUST RSVP to attend.
June 12- "A Quack, or Dr. House? Medical Practitioners and Practice in Regency England” presented by Sharon Lathan
Oh, dear! It seems that Mr. Woodhouse has come down with another ailment again! Whatever shall we do?!? Fortunately for us, Greater Louisville JASNA member, and Austen Author, Sharon Lathan will be able to shed some light on the subject. Sharon will present to us how even though medical care during the Regency era might seem frightening, there were great advancements being made during this time period! *This program will be held offsite at the Louisville Free Public Library located in Downtown Louisville.*
July 10- Festival Prep
July 15, 16, and 17- 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival
Aug. 21- Book Discussion of Emma
Are you a fan of Emma Woodhouse, or do you find her simply annoying? Is Mr. Knightley the most dashing of Austen's heroes? Will somebody every give Frank Churchill the punch in the face he deserves?!? Bring your thoughts, questions, and/or conspiracy theories with you as the Greater Louisville Region prepares to delve the depths of Emma with one of our famous book discussions! No page will be left unturned! *This program will be held offsite at the Louisville Free Public Library located in Downtown Louisville.*
Sept. 18- "Socio-Political Implications of Jane Austen's Jewelry, and the Jewelry in Jane Austen's Novels” presented by Carrie Wright
Greater Louisville Region member Carrie Wright is back again! This time she is tapping into her geology background to take a look at the importance of jewelry in Jane Austen's novels. There is more to Mrs. Elton's pearls than meets the eyes!
Oct. 16- "What the TWEET?!?"...Greater Louisville Region's Annual Jane Austen Trivia Tournament, presented by Hannah Noble
Everyone knows that the Greater Louisville Region LOVES a good Jane Austen-themed Trivia Tournament, and a new Game Master has volunteered to step up and test our members on the knowledge! Our very own Hannah Noble has discovered something quite peculiar. It would seem that various characters from Jane Austen's novels have signed up for Twitter, but there was a slight glitch, and she can't seem to figure out who has been tweeting what?!? Choose your teams wisely, and help Hannah figure out which characters are typing in 140 characters or less! The winning team will receive prizes!
Nov. 20- "Armchair Traveling with Emma Woodhouse” presented by Jill Heink
Poor Emma Woodhouse! She must stay at home and take care of her father, when there are so many places to explore! Hopefully Greater Louisville Region member Jill Heink can come to our heroine's rescue with an in depth look at the various cities and villages that play an important part in Emma's story!
Dec. 11- "Gallants, Rakes and Dandies: A Field Guide to Regency Males Abstract” presented by Carrie Bebris
It is time for our Jane Austen Birthday and Christmas Tea with special guest speaker, Carrie Bebris (JASNA-Dayton OH Regional Coordinator)!
For the benefit of young ladies born to be heroines, Carrie Bebris offers a humorous introduction to that fascinating species, the Regency male. Learn how to differentiate between beaux and bounders, tell a coxcomb from a lounger, distinguish gallants from scoundrels, and—most importantly—how to recognize the most ideal of suitors: the True Hero.
In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen refers ironically to “all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks’ residence in Bath,” but the dating world 200 years ago was as challenging to navigate as it is now. When Catherine Morland makes her wide-eyed entrance in society, she discovers that one cannot meet the Henry Tilneys of the world without also coming across the John Thorpes. Just as today one might encounter “metrosexuals,” “himbos,” or “toxic bachelors,” the assembly rooms and drawing rooms of Regency society were populated with bucks, fops, and rakehells—types of men who would have been instantly recognizable to Austen’s audience.
Catherine could have spared herself a great deal of trouble had she been able to accurately identify John Thorpe’s type more quickly. For the benefit of young ladies born to be heroines, and the modern readers following their adventures, I offer an introduction to that fascinating species, the Regency male.
This humorous illustrated talk will explain how to differentiate between beaux and bounders, tell a coxcomb from a lounger, distinguish gallants from scoundrels, and identify other types of Regency men. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—it reveals how to recognize the most ideal of suitors: the True Hero.
*RSVPs are required and admission is charged for non-members.*