Some interesting items this week to pass on:
*JASNA-New York Region has published its Fall 2008 newsletter online with much on the Austen-Byron Conference, the news that New York City will host the 2012 AGM, and other chapter happenings.
*The Rethinking Jane Austen blog has a post on Austenmania, the blog author’s efforts to find the strangest item “boasting Jane Austen’s image”….. there are a few good ones out there!
*Jane Austen’s World has posted Ellen Moody’s take on the Mansfield Park 2007 movie. See also Austenprose’s ongoing MP discussion.
*A blog on vintage fashion, ZipZip’s Vintage Clothing, offers “thoughts about vintage and period sewing patterns, lists of links to worthwhile online vintage sewing resources, comments on sewing with treadle sewing machines.”
*Click here for the Sunday Herald (Scotland) interview with Keira Knightley on playing the Duchess of Devonshire
*A resource on Regency Information has been compiled by the Favors and Fortunes blog: there are some great links here, including references to a map of London for 1827, card games, cost of living values, a slang dicitonary, and many others. But NOTHING compares to the links to Regency Social Life and Customs than those compiled by Ms. Place at Jane Austen’s World… if you have an extra 24 hour day sometime in this long upcoming winter, take a look at this grand resource!
And just added: The Musee McCord Museum in Montreal has posted an interactive game on 19th century women’s fashion. Click here for the game and instructions. There are also other interactive games on 19th century high fashion (for beginner and expert), interior decoration, and games and toys: click here for the Museum’s website and list of games.