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JASP News & Notes

'Asia & the Regency' series begins next week

A must-attend event is just around the corner. Jane Austen & Co. will present "Jane Austen's Influence on Japanese Realist Novels" next Thursday, Nov. 18, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Kimiyo Ogawa will discuss the influential Japanese writer Natsume Soseki and his inspiration from Austen. The event is free but space is limited, so sign up now for the Zoom discussion.


JASP 2022 Readings

A reminder from JASP HQ that the readings for JASP 2022 have changed since announced at the end of JASP 2021. The new readings for 2022 are:

  • Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (Penguin Classic Edition)

  • William Shakespeare, "All's Well That Ends Well (Folger Library Edition)

  • William Shakespeare, "King Lear" (Folger Library Edition)


We want to talk to you!

JASP would like to feature participants from previous years in our blog and social media. If you would like to be featured and have a great photo to accompany your story, please reach out to No guarantees of being featured, but we'll include those we can!


Links we like

Jane Austen’s House secures future with funding to restore roof (The Guardian, Nov., 1, 2021) A mix of grants and donations from supporters will now pay for the thousands of roof tiles in need of repair at the Grade I-listed museum in Hampshire.

Would Jane Austen approve of me muting myself on Zoom? (Chicago Tribune, Oct. 16, 2021) For Janeites like me, 'obstinate headstrong girl' is the ultimate compliment. But when I mute myself, I am really acting the opposite way.

QUIZ: Which Jane Austen Villain Are You? (Book Riot, Oct. 13, 2021) Ready for a Jane Austen villain quiz? Jane Austen is known for her strong heroines and romances: What characters are more iconic that Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Or Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley? But her villains are also perfectly crafted characters.


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