JASA holds regular meetings which are an opportunity for members to hear interesting speakers and discuss Jane Austen, browse the library and shop at the Regency Fair. Meetings are held in locations around Australia.
The Brisbane program will be released shortly.
The 2019 Hunter programme and events have been released and can be found here: JASHunter 2019 Program
All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.
This year’s conference has the topic Jane Austen and Art, and as in recent years, will be held at the Epping Club, running from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 29th June. Speakers include Stephen Foster who will give a talk on Zoffany: The Jane Austen of English Art and Hilary Davidson who lectures in fashion culture and design. JASA member Marlene Arditto will display some needlework boxes and tools similar to those referred to in Jane Austen’s writings, so another wonderful JASA conference not to be missed. Please find the booking form attached.
2019 Calendar of Events.
The Governess Trade
Jane Fairfax speaks of the governess-trade as “the sale – not quite of human flesh – but of human intellect”. While the plight of the governess became a topic of deep concern for novelists in the Victorian period, Jane Austen’s novels and letters reveal that considerable sympathy for gentlewomen forced into the ‘governess trade’ was also a Regency concern.
Day Conference: Jane Austen and Art
Cost: $100 members, $110 non-members
An Ideal Husband
A discussion of the men in Jane Austen’s novels: the good, the bad and the foolish. The male characters are examined and compared to determine the burning question: what are the qualities that make a man worthy of marrying a Jane Austen heroine?
Being Mr Wickham (to be confirmed)
Adrian Lukis performed the role of George Wickham in the acclaimed 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He discusses the experience of taking on that part, and answers questions from the audience about being involved in such a famous television adaptation.
Please note that this event will be for JASA members only.
An Afternoon with Jane Austen (to be confirmed)
Venue, time and cost to be confirmed.