February 10, 2019: Dayton/Cincinnati Reading Group Discusses Northanger Abbey

The Dayton/Cincinnati Reading Group will continue discussing Northanger Abbey. Come join us for tea, snacks, and lively discussion. See our Dayton/Cincy Reading Group Page for more details.


March 9, 2019: Twelfth Night Ball!

Date Change! Full details are on the Twelfth Night Ball Page. Register early because space is limited, and you do not want to miss this event. 


March 10, 2019: Dayton/Cincinnati Reading Group Discusses Northanger Abbey

The Dayton/Cincinnati Reading Group will continue discussing Northanger Abbey. Come join us for tea, snacks, and lively discussion. See our Dayton/Cincy Reading Group Page for more details.


April 13, 2019: Linda Zionkowski lecture at the Mercantile Library, Cincinnati

Our spring event is to be a FREE one for JASNA Dayton and Mercantile Library members alike! Join us for an afternoon where we will enjoy a potluck snack, and Linda’s excellent lecture, which was most recently presented at the 2018 JASNA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Who in Jane Austen's culture truly held the power of the purse? Although a family's wealth generally belonged to men, the task of managing that money often fell to women. Linda will explore with us how attitudes towards spending and saving gave shape to Persuasion's plot and characters, and how the novel proposes a balance between prudence and profligacy, caution and abandon, in money and love alike.

 

Linda Zionkowski is a Professor of English at Ohio University, and most recently author of Women and Gift Exchange in Eighteenth Century Fiction: Richardson, Burney, Austen. Along with Miriam Hart, she has published several essays on the role of domestic music in Austen's life, culture, and novels. More details will be available in the spring!

April 27, 2019: Ohioana Book Festival, Columbus Metropolitan Library

Save the date for the Ohioana Book Festival! For more information, keep an eye on the Ohioana Book Festival website.


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