[Libs-Or] Special May event for all the Jane Austen fans out there...

Jennifer Snoek-Brown jsnoekbrown at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 21:49:26 PDT 2013

For Jane Austen fans, there will be a special lecture on women and the
issue of marriage in the time of Jane Austen for the May event of the
Oregon & SW Washington region of the Jane Austen Society of North America
(JASNA). Please see below for the event and contact information.

*The Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the Jane Austen Society **of North

is pleased to invite you to attend our May event

Sunday, the Twelfth of May, 2013 at one o’clock in the afternoon

at The Holy Names Heritage Center

17425 Holy Names Dr.
  Lake Oswego, OR 97034

*Reservations are required. The cost for this event is $12.00 per person.*

*For students with a valid student ID card, this fee will be waived.*

*Directions are available on our website at

After a sumptuous potluck luncheon provided by the members of the chapter,
our featured speaker, Dr. Lynda Hall, will discuss *the issue of marriage
in the time of Jane Austen*. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the
publication of Austen’s “own darling child,” Dr. Hall’s lecture will focus
on *Pride and Prejudice*. As a minor character in *the novel,** *Charlotte
Lucas is hidden behind the heroine’s vibrancy and her story is often
overlooked.  However, Charlotte is important because she represents the
pragmatic perspective necessary for many women of Jane Austen’s class and
time. Through the story of Charlotte Lucas, Jane Austen reflects the
sometimes difficult choices real women had to make to survive.

Dr. Lynda Hall is an assistant professor at Chapman University in Orange
County, California. Having written her doctoral dissertation on the “Other
Women” in Austen’s novels, she continues that focus on how some of the
fringe characters reveal the difference between a single or widowed woman’s
market value versus their actual human worth.

*Dr. Hall’s lecture is funded by a grant from The Jane Austen Society of
North America. *


The cost for this event is $12.oo per person. For students with valid
student ID cards, this fee will be waived.

If you would like to attend this event, please contact us at
Jasna.orswwa at gmail.com

*Kim Higgins*
Regional Coordinator of the
Jane Austen Society of North America
Oregon/ SW Washington Chapter
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