“Young Jane Austen” at JASNA Chicago’s Spring Gala

Attendees at this year’s Spring Gala, sponsored by the Greater Chicago Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America on May 2nd and 3rd, will get a glimpse of Young Jane Austen via specially created “calling cards.”

The theme of this year’s Gala is “What Jane Saw,” with a presentation by Janine Barchas, author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity, and curator of the website “What Jane Saw,” a virtual reconstruction of the British Institution exhibit of the works of Joshua Reynolds that was held in the Institution’s galleries in Pall Mall in 1813. Professor Barchas will be speaking about this groundbreaking exhibition and its influence upon Jane Austen, her writing, and her world.

 

More about the Gala here.

To visit the “What Jane Saw” site, click here.