January 2020 Meeting

Start 2020 off on the right foot and join us on January 12th at 2 p.m., for “‘Tales in a Style entirely new’: An Introduction to Jane Austen’s Juvenilia” presented by Dr. Glynis Ridley.

The earliest writings by Jane Austen to survive are her own transcriptions of a variety of works she composed from 1787-1793, between the ages of eleven and seventeen. Totaling just over 70,000 words, these early writings were placed by Austen in three notebooks she titled “Volume the First,” “Volume the Second,” and “Volume the Third.” Inside the front cover of the third volume, Austen’s father described the contents as “Effusions of Fancy by a very Young Lady consisting of Tales in a Style entirely new.” The talk will give an overview of Austen’s juvenilia, including the stories Love and Freindship and Catharine, and The History of England (illustrated by Cassandra), and why these three volumes containing over twenty works are now receiving long-overdue attention.

Join us at Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY) at 2 p.m. for the presentation and afternoon tea.

Questions? Email Alana Gillett and Kimberle Lovitt, JASNA-GL Regional Co-coordinators at RCjasnaGL@gmail.com.