Jane Austen Society meeting March 1st in Burlington

Hello all,

Appended below is the text of our flyer about the upcoming Jane Austen Society of North America-Vermont Chapter meeting, Sunday, March 1, 2009 – a talk and sure-to-be lively discussion of Persuasion. I would appreciate you posting this information in your library … please email me directly and I will send you a proper poster in an attachment!]

Please visit our blog for more information at: http://janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com ; I have also just set up a Facebook group for our Chapter and you can view that here [you need to be a member of Facebook to view the details and we welcome you to join our group!]: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=50565859210

Would love to have any of you in the area join us on March 1st!



The Vermont Chapter of JASNA

[Jane Austen Society of North America]




Prof. Mary Ellen Bertolini


(Middlebury College)


“The Grace to Deserve: Weighing Merit


in Jane Austen’s Persuasion”


Following Waterloo, rich naval officers vied with impoverished aristocrats for position and importance. Against this political drama, Jane Austen unfolds her story of 27-year-old Anne Elliot, who pines for Frederick Wentworth, the Naval Captain she rejected eight years before. Wentworth’s final words in the novel, “I must learn to brook being happier than I deserve” are no coincidence, for the idea of deserving, of earning one’s blessings, is at the very core of Persuasion, Austen’s last completed novel.


Sunday, 1 March 2009 2 – 4 pm


Champlain College Burlington, Vermont


Hauke Family Campus Center, 375 Maple Street


~ free and open to the public ~


for more information: JaneAustenInVermont.wordpress.com

(802) 864-0517; jasna-vt@hotmail.com


Next Event:

7 June 2009: Hope Greenberg, “Jane Austen & Fashion” (Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

Thank you very much!

Best regards,

Deb Barnum at Bygone Books, Burlington