Another week and all sorts of news… I post here several of interest. I will do a separate post tomorrow on book reviews and booklists…so make some room on your bedside table…
- The Chawton House Library has announced its call for papers for its July 2009 conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s return to Chawton.
- a great article on a new ITV Lost in Austen production:
- infographs of Northanger Abbey: http://www.peanberg.com/index.php?/janeausten/northanger-abbey/
- At Jane Austen Today… Laurel Ann poses the question: Have you placed Darcy on a pedestal?
- At Jane Austen’s World, Ms. Place has a lovely post on ladies regency fans .
- Food and drink in Regency England, by Laura Wallace includes definitions and recipes…
- Regency Ramble , a blog by Michelle Ann Young, the author of several regency romances…posts her research tidbits about the Regency period.
- Writers’ Rooms series at The Guardian Online (this link is from the Victorian Peeper Blog)
- Another article on the Pride & Prejudice play headed to Broadway. And see Austenblog’s excellent interview with the producer Lori Bajorek.
- “Weather in Novels” cites Jane Austen’s use of weather to evoke characters’ emotions.
- Enter a comment on the Home Sweet Home blog and win a Jane Austen audiobook (contest ends on Friday August 1)
- The Jane Austen Festival blog has information on its next event, April 17-19, 2009 in Australia
- “Mrs. Elton Sez” is back this week with another letter brimming with sage advice (and you might offer assistance if you are in need of a lady’s maid yourself…)
- Here is a link to the Penguin Group Essay Contest for high school students: for the upcoming year (due April 2009), the topic is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.
- The Central New Jersey Chapter of JASNA offers its “little known factoid #9” about the first film adaptation of Austen (do you know which novel??)
- I wrote last week about the site Jane Austen in Portuguese…Raquel has written me that she now has put the Google translator link on her site…. so you can now read about her reviews of Austen’s books and movies in English!
- Remember to renew or begin your membership in JASNA: sign on to their website to find all the reasons why you should join and print off a membership form! Don’t delay….
Thanks for the link! I’ve actually got 3 Jane Austen-themed contests going on this week!