The Jane Austen Society of North America
Ohio North Coast Region
Remembering Jane Austen
April 16, 2011
The Ohio North Coast Region welcomes you to the Spring Conference in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. In the 200 years since the publication of her first novel, Jane Austen’s works have never gone out of print, and today are the most adapted, filmed, performed, translated and emulated works in English literature. Since her early death, our image of Austen has been shaped not only by the memorials of her closest family members, but by generations of scholars and fans. This conference is a terrific opportunity for enthusiasts of Jane Austen—in any medium—to celebrate her life and work with us here in Cleveland, one of the most literate cities in America.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The day will start with a private, guided walking tour of the Lake View Cemetery. Within these grounds and the horticultural splendor of 285 acres, you will find the final resting places of President James A. Garfield; crime fighter Eliot Ness; artist Viktor Shreckengost; inventor Garret Morgan; baseball player Raymond “Chappie” Chapman; Mayor Carl W. Stokes; and others.
The tour will feature the Garfield Memorial, the stunning Tiffany stained glass window in the Wade Chapel, and beautiful lake views. In the springtime, the Cemetery is home to a gorgeous array of flowering trees and shrubs, including the brilliance of 10,000 blooms on Daffodil Hill.
The program continues with lunch at Nightown Jazz Club in Cleveland Heights and presentations by British journalist, Tim Bullamore and Jane Austen scholar, Juliette Wells, Ph.D. Tim Bullamore is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, and The Times; and the he is the publisher and editor of Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine. He will present research on his doctoral dissertation on obituaries of Jane Austen’s time.
Dr. Wells is an associate professor of English at Manhattan College and former Goucher College Burke Austen Scholar in Residence (2009-2010). She will speak on how Jane Austen has recently been represented by novelists, filmmakers and visual artists.
Carrie Bebris, author of the Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery Series will make a special appearance.
This event is open to JASNA members and non-members. Tickets are $45 for JASNA members and $50 for non-members. For more information, including registration information, menus, a link to Paypal, and a registration form, please visit Ohio North Coast website. Registration closes April 6, 2011.