Saturday, September 17 - 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Josefien will be accompanied by members and guest artists of Burning River Baroque Malina Rauschenfels (soprano), Paula Maust (harpsichord) and Pillip W. Serna (viola de gamba).
Melissa Mary Alexander is a member of the Greater Louisville region of JASNA and a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati where she is studying for her Master’s in history. During her undergraduate coursework in English, she focused on 18th and 19th century British literature, leading her to academic studies of various facets of Austen’s works on multiple occasions. Her senior thesis, “Women of Feeling: Understanding Austen’s Marginalized Heroines” was recently published in the Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Student Research. Melissa is also highly engaged in the living history community, which has led her to research topics such as clothing, food, beverages, and letter-writing of Austen's time. She recently presented her breakout session, "A Very Fine Dish: Culinary Class Distinctions in Jane Austen's England" at the Greater Louisville AGM. She looks forward to delving further into material culture history at the University of Cincinnati and in her future studies.We will be ordering materials for this event, so we’ll need a count. Please RSVP to the contact information provided below by Monday December 4th so we can make sure we have enough supplies for everyone!
We are proud members of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Our region covers most of Northeast Ohio, including the greater Cleveland area, Akron/Canton, and as far west as Bay Village and Avon.
Our meetings range from academic discourses to dance lessons, but they are always fun and educational. Please feel free to visit the Previous Meetings page to see what type of merriment we've made in the past. If you are curious about JASNA, visit the Meeting Announcements page to find an upcoming event. Or for general questions, Contact Us.
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