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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Yaffe

Jane Austen Day in Philly

The Eastern Pennsylvania Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America is, as my inbox can attest, a busy and ambitious group. Their annual calendar includes a mix of lectures, discussions and field trips – usually with food involved, which can never be a bad thing.

This coming Saturday in Philadelphia, the region will host its third biannual Jane Austen Day, a daylong mini-JASNA conference, complete with speakers, discussion and a gift emporium filled with Jane Austen-related books and merchandise. This year’s program, on the theme of “Emma: 200 Years of Perfection,” features four distinguished scholars from Princeton, Rutgers, the University of Pennsylvania and University College London.

I greatly enjoyed my first Jane Austen Day, in 2014, but alas, I cannot attend this year. If you’re going, however, do post a report!

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