You are Cordially Invited to JASNA-Vermont’s June Meeting
Professor Peter Sabor
‘Reading with Austen’:
the Godmersham Park Library Goes Digital
Sunday, 3 June 2018, 1 -3 pm
Morgan Room, Aiken Hall,
83 Summit Street, Champlain College, Burlington VT
About a dozen letters sent by Austen from her brother Edward’s estate at Godmersham Park survive, recording her impressions of life at the great house and her time in its extensive Library. A research project spearheaded by Professor Peter Sabor of McGill University called Reading with Austen, will create a virtual version of what was in this Library, showing the books exactly as they were on the shelves. Edward’s handwritten 1818 catalogue of the library lists nearly 1,300 books, a third of which are extant today in the collection of Richard Knight and now on loan to the Library at Chawton House. A global search continues for the remaining titles. Come join us for a history of the Library, this digital project, how and where books are being found, and a sneak-peek into the website to be launched this July.
~ Free & open to the public ~
~ Light refreshments served ~
Peter Sabor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is Professor of English and Canada Research Chair at McGill University, Montreal, where he is also Director of the Burney Centre. A Life Member of JASNA, he coordinated the 1998 JASNA conference in Quebec City, and has spoken at several JASNA conferences and Regional events. His publications on Jane Austen include an edition of her early writings, Juvenilia (2006), The Cambridge Companion to Emma (2015), and Manuscript Works (2013).
Hope you can join us!
Godmersham Park image: by John Preston Neale, 1824 (Wikipedia)
c2018 Jane Austen in Vermont