Posted by: Kirk | September 22, 2013

Among The Janeites/Forever Autumn

“Among The Janeites: A Journey Through The World of Jane Austen Fandom” by Deborah Yaffe

A quick and delightful trip! I enjoyed reading the backstories of some people I have read about or enjoyed their works. Lol, there are some mentioned who I already disliked and still dislike just as much. 

Chapter Five was a particular delight. Professor Devoney Looser seems worthy of being in a novel. Although I gave up on Sandy Lerner’s “Second Impressions” after about 70 pages, the chapter about her was fascinating. Of less interest to me, being unfashionable and mostly uninterested, was the ongoing story of the gown for the JASNA AGM.

4 Regency teacups! -Kirk

Natasha Duquette
3 hours ago near Fullerton, CA

: ” … autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which had drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling” (Jane Austen).

Free today 9/22 Jane, Actually by Jennifer Petkus

Team Marianne approves the message below!

Thank you JASNA New Jersey for posting link to the overall site. I wanted to highlight the Emma t-shirt directly.

The great blog post below mentions a great Janeite survey. 
Yes, P&P is my favorite and Sir Paul is my favorite Beatle. Tready? However, I’m in that tiny group of males(4%) and the smaller group ….Marianne Dashwood is my favorite female character(1%). -Kirk

I would take Emma off the list and add Lucy Steele. However, as a male, I know nothing about this subject. -Kirk 

Karen Doornebos (@KarenDoornebos) tweeted at 8:54 AM on Thu, Sep 19, 2013:

4 of 10 Mean Girls in Lit according to @HuffPostBooks are#JaneAusten characters!

I’ve finally been to Cranford! And…I returned to Cranford. It was very good. Who’s up for reading it in 2014? It should come as no surprise locally as to who is my favorite character. -Kirk
“Austen’s novels are not as devoid of children as many believe, but, Ricks thinks, they are astringent about them as a corrective to an overly sentimental or idealized view;”

Happy Bday Sir Christopher Ricks!! 9/18

Bob Dylan and Jane Austen? Only Sir Christopher!

“Dylan concerts have a particular beauty and also a certain sadness, he explained, because Mr. Dylan himself is the one person who has to be at a Dylan concert and also the one person who can’t go to a Dylan concert. ”It’s sad,” he said, ”the way it’s sad that Jane Austen couldn’t read a Jane Austen novel.” 

Pride & Prejudice quote of the week: ‘”Nothing is more deceitful,” said Mr. Darcy “than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”‘ (Mr. Darcy) Chapter 10.
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    Emma Woodhouse *cough*Mr. Collins*cough*
    From the FB page “Jane Austen”:
    Dear Janeites, remember our spirited discussion and celebration of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen earlier this year on this page? That was such fun. We’ll be doing something similar on our Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen page beginning October 1 to celebrate the publication of David Shapard’s THE ANNOTATED NORTHANGER ABBEY. We’ll have reminders on this page but the primary action will be on the NA page. Why? Because we have some wonderful content surprises and discussions upcoming on this page, too. Get ready for a very Jane fall. We can’t wait to read along and discuss with you!
    Isa Schaff, Sunday’s speaker at JASNA MA, recommended the book below. Has anyone read it? To my great surprise and delight(Isa strikes me as a strict Janeite, based on comments and questions at previous JASNA MA meetings), she also said she is a big fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries! She emailed the producer for permission to show some clips and he got right back to her with approval. 

    From Goodreads:

    Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field
    by Melissa Nathan
    3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 · rating details · 2,392 ratings · 184 reviews
    It starts as a lark for Jasmin Field, the charming, acerbically witty columnist for a national women’s magazine. She joins a host of celebraties gathering in London to audition for the season’s most dazzling charity event: a one-night only stage production of Jane Austen’s immortal Pride and Prejudice, directed by and starring the Academy Award — winning Hollywood heartthrob Harry Noble. And nobody is more surprised than Jasmin herself when she lands the lead of handsome Harry’s love interest, Elizabeth Bennet. But things start to go very wrong very quickly. Ms. Field’s delicious contempt for the arrogant, overbearing Harry Noble goes from being wicked fun to infuriating. Her brief moment of theatrical glory looks as if it’s going to be overshadowed by the betrayal of her best friend, the disintegration of her family and the implosion of her career. And suddenly she can’t remember a single one of her lines. But, worst of all, Harry Noble — who, incidentally, looks amazing in tight breeches — has started to stare hard at Jazz with that sort of a glimmer in his eyes…
    Fresh, wild, wonderfully romantic and absolutely hilarious, Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field is Jane Austen as the great lady herself never imagined it.(less)


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