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Jane Austen Summer Program rescheduled for 2021

Dear JASP-ers,

This announcement comes with a heavy heart. To prioritize the safety of participants, volunteers and speakers in light of global health concerns, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our 2020 Jane Austen Summer Program to next year. Previously scheduled for this June, our program “Jane Austen’s World” will now take place June 17-20, 2021.

We have an exceptional lineup of speakers and events, and it is incredibly sad to have to make this hard decision. JASP brings together a vibrant community of scholars and non-scholars to celebrate Jane Austen, and we hope that this community can still come together and experience our program next year. Many of our speakers have already agreed to come next year instead.

If you registered for JASP 2020, you have the following options:

— Receive a full refund of your registration and any add-ons.

— Apply your registration toward next year’s JASP. We will reserve your spot in next year’s program.

— Gift your registration to someone else to attend in 2021. We will send the recipient a gift certificate.

— Donate all or part of your registration to JASP. As many of you know, JASP is run by a small staff and a tireless group of hardworking graduate students and volunteers, but we could not make it such an unforgettable event without you. We aim to use the extra time to make our 2021 program even better, and we appreciate your support. Donations are tax-deductible.

Please fill out the form linked to below by APRIL 30 to allow us to begin processing your donation, refund or registration for next year. If you made a hotel reservation with the JASP group discount at the Hampton Inn, your reservation will be canceled automatically and with no penalty. You will receive an email notice directly from the Hampton Inn.

Click here to let us know how to handle your registration

If you have questions or concerns, please email: And stay tuned to our website,, and various social media channels for the latest updates on our 2021 program.

Thank you and stay well.

Until next year, Inger Brodey and James Thompson Co-founders, Jane Austen Summer Program


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