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
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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.*
2017 Calendar of Events
Inspired by the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death
January 15: Melissa Alexander- Hearth Cooking
February 12: Carrie Wright- Mrs. Elton’s Pearls: Simulating Superiority in Jane Austen’s Emma
March 12: Mary Landrum- Hannah Ball and the Birth of the Sunday School Movement
April 9: Jane Austen Festival Information Meeting
May 21: Melissa Alexander - Regency-Era Letter Writing + Workshop
June 11: Erynn Moss - Jane Austen and Her Toad-Eaters (Toad-Eater was a slang term at the time for a poor relation who would be sent to live with rich relations.)
July 9: Festival Prep
July 14-16: 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival- Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817
August 13: Sharon Lathan - Magic Latern and Phantasmagoria Shows
September 17: Johnna Waldon- Death and Mourning Rituals During the Georgian and Regency Era
October 15: Daniel Townsend- Georgian and Regency-Era Hair Trends
November 19: Jill Heink - Jane Austen and Her Lasting Fame
December 10: Carol Jarboe - An Afternoon of Instruction in the Proper Etiquette and Fashion of Mourning with Lady Caroline Linnington