North Texas Region
June with Jane Austen Seminar
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Manly Pursuits in the Novels of Jane Austen
The North Texas Region held its annual June with Jane Austen seminar on Saturday, June 8, 2013 focusing on the manly pursuits in Austen’s novels at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas. Vicki Petersen welcomed the sold out crowd and conducted the business meeting.
Vicki Ford introduced James Nagel, JASNA National Secretary, who gave a magnificent presentation “The Military in the Novels of Jane Austen.” exploring that various aspects of military service and how Jane Austen subtly imbricated military issues into her novels.
Shirley Kinney then introduced Jack Laney who kept the audience sniffing and sneezing with his unique presentation “Gentlemanly Pursuits: A Brief Discourse on Snuff, Cravats and Firearms, with Much Participation from the Audience.” His interactive session explored snuff and snuff etiquette, the many styles of cravats popular during the period and the firearms of Regency gentlemen.