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Oregon & SW Washington Region: Jane Austen and the Arts Part 1: Music (Virtual)

Jul 25

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Focus on Music

JA Arts book coverIn this first of two meetings, Elaine Blatt will take a close-up look at music. In September, Marcia Hamley will give a book overview of Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony (ed. Natasha Duquette and Elizabeth Lenckos).

The book is available at Jane Austen Books and Amazon. (Reading the book is not necessary to attend.)

Publisher's book description: "The essays collected in "Jane Austen and the Arts; Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony" examine Austen’s understanding of the arts, her aesthetic philosophy, and her role as artist. Together, they explore Austen’s connections with . . . writers engaged in debates on the sensuous experience and the intellectual judgment of art. The contributors look at Austen’s engagement with diverse art forms, such as painting, ballet, drama, poetry, and music. . . . As a result, a new and compelling image of Austen emerges, a 'portrait of a lady artist' confidently promoting a distinctly post-Enlightenment aesthetic system of her own."

This event is free and open to all JASNA members and people considering JASNA membership. To register, click here. Please note that the time listed for this event is Pacific Time.