As we usher in spring, we are pleased to announce the release of Persuasions On-Line, Vol. 34, No. 2, a collection of essays on “Teaching Austen and Her Contemporaries.” This issue, which is freely accessible on our website, furthers JASNA’s commitment to fostering the study and appreciation of Jane Austen’s works, life, and genius. Relatively little has been published on teaching Jane Austen, and the articles in this edition expand on that important area of Austen scholarship.
Many thanks to Persuasions Editor Susan Allen Ford and Co-Editors Bridget Draxler (Monmouth College) and Misty Krueger (University of Maine) for developing this unique issue.
“Rear Admiral” of Austen in Boston posted this on a Jane Austen discussion group, his facebook page, and his blog. I think it is quite brilliant, and it will give you your Daily Chuckle – he gives me permission to post it here for your enjoyment!
Playing in Parts, by James Gillray (1801) – Wikipedia Commons
From “Rear Admiral”: From something I posted on the Goodreads Jane Austen discussion page…I got just a bit carried away….. As I’m stuck in the (mostly) 70s/Singer Songwriter Era some (all?) of these might be unknown but I had way too much fun with this so here goes:
Sir Walter Eliot to himself: James Blunt “You’re Beautiful”
The Kellynch Hall mirrors to Sir Walter: Carly Simon “You’re So Vain”
Anne Eliot to Captain Wentworth: Dan Fogelberg’s “Seeing You Again”
Lady Catherine to everyone: Frank Sinatra “My Way”
Emma to Mr K: Orleans “Dance with Me”
Mr K to Emma: Orleans “Love Takes Time”
Darcy to Lizzy: Orleans “Still the One”
Fanny to Edmund: Yvonne Elliman “If I Can’t Have You”
Mary Crawford to Edmund: Pink Floyd “Money”
Mary Crawford to Edmund, yet again: Dido “I’m No Angel”
Anne Eliot to Captain Wentworth: Yvonne Elliman “Hello Stranger”
Captain Wentworth to Anne Eliot: Joe Cocker “The Letter”
Catherine to Mr. Tilney: Fontella Bass “Rescue Me”
Marianne to Willoughby: All versions “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
Elinor to Edward: ELO “Strange Magic”
Col Brandon to Marianne: Cat Stevens “Oh Very Young”
Lizzy to Darcy: Olivia Newton-John “Have You Never Been Mellow”
Mrs. Croft to Admiral Croft: The Moody Blues “Sitting At The Wheel”
Lizzy to Bingley: The Beatles “She Loves You”
Edward to Elinor: Mary MacGregor “Torn Between Two Lovers”
Elinor/Marianne/Margaret/Mrs Dashwood to Fanny and John Dashwood: Foreigner “Cold as Ice”
Elinor to Lucy Steele and Mrs. Ferrars: Foreigner “Cold as Ice”
Edmund to Mary: Joe Cocker “Unchain My Heart”
Marianne to Col Brandon: Lulu “To Sir With Love” (yes, the Col. isn’t a Sir, but he should be)
An important stage in the treatment of any object is for the conservator to thoroughly assess the object “as is” before any work gets underway, if any work is in fact needed. In the books conservation department, we fill out a condition and treatment report that documents the exact condition of a book, when received by the conservator, identifying all issues that may require attention. As times goes on, all work will also be logged in this same document so that a thorough report can go back with the book to the owner, and possibly inform future treatments if another conservator works with the book in the future.
I was asked by David Dorning to create a condition report for the sample of Jane Austen handwriting that the department has been commissioned to treat. You can read about the project here.