JASNA Updates 2019

‘What Jane Saw’

Janine Barchas, Ph.D. Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor in English Literature, University of Texas at Austin

You are invited to time travel to two art exhibitions witnessed by Jane Austen: the Sir Joshua Reynolds retrospective in 1813 or the Shakespeare Gallery as it looked in 1796. These two Georgian blockbusters took place, years apart, in the same London exhibition space at 52 Pall Mall (it no longer exists). When Austen visited in 1813, the building housed the British Institution, an organization promoting native artists. On her earlier London visit in 1796, it was the first-ever museum dedicated to William Shakespeare.

Jane Austen Events!

Jane Austen’s Emma at the Waco & The Heart of Texas Civic Theatre
March 27, 2020 – April 5, 2020
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Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at UT Austin
April 8, 2020 – April 19, 2020
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Austen in Austen at the Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin is on view through Jan. 5, 2020. Admission is free.
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Are first editions or lavishly illustrated volumes of a novel more important than the cheaper reprints that are merely read and discarded? Austen in Austin, a special exhibit at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, explores this topic by displaying– for the first time– cheap, mass-market reprints of Austen’s six novels alongside priceless first editions and other valuable versions. The exhibit illustrates how inexpensive and accessible editions, printed on shoddy paper and sold in railway stations or given as school prizes, may have made Austen popular long before she was considered great. 

Professor Janine Barchas, curator of the exhibit and author of The Lost Books of Jane Austen, discussed this topic in her plenary talk at the 2019 AGM. Austen in Austin is on view through January 5, 2020. 

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