The Jane Austen Society of North America will hold its annual general meeting October 9-11 in Philadelphia. The theme: “Jane Austen’s Brothers and Sisters.”
Sibling relationships were critical in Austen’s novels, and speakers at the meeting will address such themes as sibling rivalry in Austen’s novels, how sisterly dialogue helped Jane reveal her characters, why the brother-sister relationship was so critical in 18th century English life, and Jane’s relationship with her own brothers James and Henry.
There will also be tours, special events such as Regency dance lessons (almost sold out), and all that other good stuff.
Registrations are nearly sold out, so make haste if you want to attend.