Jane Austen Society
of North America
JASNA Greater Phoenix is a unique group of people, friends, who enjoy reading and discussing the works of Jane Austen. We also enjoy learning about and experiencing and some of the “past-times” Jane may have enjoyed. We are one of over 70 regional groups across the United States and Canada.
Members at a local JASNA meeting may discuss an Austen novel, hear a lecture about Austen or the Regency era, or enjoy a tea or Box Hill picnic. We celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday with a luncheon, tea, or special event. Other activities may include museum and garden tours, English country dancing, and Regency fashion shows. We also host special events such as scholarly conferences and galas which are open to the public.
January 2018 marks the beginning of our seventh year as a region. You are cordially invited to attend any of our events. Visitors are always welcome!
What Matters in Jane Austen?
20 Crucial Puzzles Solved by John Mullan
Virginia Woolf once remarked that of all great writers Jane Austen was the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness. If only she’d had Mullan’s delightful book at hand, perhaps Woolf would have discovered the reasons that Austen remains among the greatest, yet most enigmatic, of English authors. Austen expert Mullan, an English professor at University College London, cleverly captures the novelist’s brilliance by answering a set of 20 questions that uncover the details that give Austen’s novels their depth and lasting appeal. Mullan’s humorous guidebook encourages first-time Austen readers to pick up her novels, and lovers of Austen to re-read for new details.
Join us Sunday, October 14, 2018 for an entertaining and enlightening presentation and discussion facilitated by Peg Hesley. We will focus on these four chapters from the book, but you will undoubtedly enjoy reading the entirety on your own.
Chapter 1, How much does age matter?
Chapter 11, Is there any sex in Jane Austen?
Chapter 13, How much money is enough?
Chapter 18, What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage?
Address given on response.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. The Greater Phoenix Region serves Phoenix and its surrounding areas.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies substantially for its funding on membership dues and contributions. Contributions to the JASNA-Greater Phoenix Region, a local chapter of the Society, are tax-deductible and are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt.