Here are some of the teachers, presenters and performers for Jane Austen Festival Australia 2017. There are more still to come and their photos will be added to this page once they have been confirmed.Read more on Blogger
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At JAFA 2016 the Regency Ladies School taught festival attendees how to play a little on the harp, how to stand at the harp to have your portrait painted or photo taken. In 2017 there are plans for even bigger and brighter things as we invite you to bring your own or borrow a harp to bring with you to Jane Austen Festival Australia in April 2017 for our largest gathering yet of harps and harp players. Jane Austen Festival Friends are invited to send their contact details to [email protected] if they would like to learn some of the tunes beforehand. Whilst harps are the main instrument with this project, you are welcome to join and play a different instrument.
What do you think Jane Austen was telling us when Mary Crawford played the harp? Jeffrey Nigro shares with us a wonderful article exploring the history of harp playing in relation to Jane Austen: “The Many Meanings of Mary Crawford’s Harp” http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/on-line/vol35no1/nigro.html
I found a copy of the original in the Internet Archive and was particularly excited to find it was arranged for harp or piano forte.
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Tour Jane Austen’s England, 8-15 September 2013 Celebrate 200 years since Pride & Prejudice by traveling through the English countryside by private luxury coach and enjoy the glorious views of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon. Visit Jane Austen’s House Museum and enjoy a guided tour of Chawton House Library. Stay in specially selected bed & breakfast accommodation, stroll […]Read more on Blogger
Comments Off on Symposium on Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Friday 19 April 2013
Jane Austen Festival Australia invites you to attend a special symposium to celebrate 200 years since the publication of Pride & Prejudice on Friday 19 April 2013 at St Johns Church in Reid, Canberra.
Speakers confirmed to date:
Dr Heather Neilson, Senior Lecturer, English Program, UNSW at ADFA
Pride and Prejudice and Shakespeare
Dr Kate Mitchell, Lecturer, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Sociable Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Social Media
Ms Laura Carroll, Lecturer, School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, Latrobe University
More than a romance
Mr Tim Bullamore, Editor, Jane Austen’s Regency World, Bath, United Kingdom
In defence of Mr Wickham
Dr Gillian Dooley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Humanities, Flinders University
Music as a personal accomplishment in Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice and the Elvis Impersonator … the marketing of Jane Austen
The program covers a range of topics related to the novel, including musical themes and film adaptations. Attendees will enjoy a most scrumptious afternoon tea of muffins, cakes, biscuits, quiches and tartlets, and other regency-inspired delicacies.
For more information or to be included in the afternoon’s activities, please contact [email protected]