Jane Austen Day will be celebrated in Philadelphia, Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad St. Click here for more information.
Theme: Join JASNA Eastern Pennsylvania Region at the exquisite Union League for a day celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Emma in Philadelphia, the city that first published Emma in the United States. Emma Woodhouse, famously described by Austen as the heroine “whom no one but myself will much like” will get our full consideration on Jane Austen Day. Is Emma witty and charming or meddling and pretentious? Or perhaps Austen’s most complex heroine is all of these things and much more.
The Speakers: Four Austen scholars – Claudia L. Johnson, John Mullan, Michael Gamer and William Galperin.