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Jane Austen Events in the UK


July 21
The Jane Austen Society will hold it's Annual General Meeting at the Chawton House Library. The ‘Great House’ and landscape at Chawton which Jane Austen knew well has been restored by a British educational charity, Chawton House Library, to be the home of the Centre for the Study of Early English Women’s Writing (1600-1830).

September 7-9
JA Conference in Southampton at the Dolphin Hotel.
Titled, Jane Austen in Hampshire it will feature
Talks by archivist on old Southampton
D. le Faye, JA in Hampshire with slides
B. Southam The Austens and Portsmouth
Colin White 'Jolly Jack Tar' the British sailor
                      in popular art and culture

D. Selwyn The Portsmouth scenes in Mansfield Park
I. Collins Going to church in Hampshire
Robin Vick and H. Lefroy Madam Lefroy
Maggie Lane Two sons of Hampshire
- James Austen and James Edward Austen Leigh

September 28-30
JA Centre Jane Austen Festival in Bath
Theatre, dance, films, lectures, walks,
open top bus tours, gardens and literature

at various venues throughout the city.
Something for everyone.

December 8
the English Studies Department at the London University is holding a Day Conference on Mansfield Park. It will run from 10.30-5.30 at Senate House.
Speakers include: Isobel Armstrong, Emma Clery,
Barbara Hardy and Brian Southam
Venue: Institute of English studies, School of Advanced Study, Senate House (3rd Floor), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (No smoking building)
Contact the Institutefor information and registration.
020 7862 8675     Fax: 020 7862 8672
Fees:£ 22.00 Standard
£ 12.00 Concessions, Members of IES and Members of the Jane Austen Societies, overseas and U.K.


July 8-10
Adaption, Costume, Heritage:
Jane Austen and the classic novel from text to screen

The conference will take place at the University of Southampton, 8-10 July 2002. It will be hosted by members of staff from the English Department and from Film Studies, in conjunction with Chawton House Library. It will include screenings of significant and rare productions, and a trip to Chawton House, the 'Great House' owned by Jane Austen's brother in the village where Jane Austen lived and worked, currently being restored as the future home of the Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing (1600-1830). The Centre will contain a unique collection of books currently housed in the USA (go to for more information on the Library and Centre).
For further information, please email Professor Cora Kaplan at, or write to her at the English Department, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom.

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