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Welcome to our Spencer Jacket Silent Auction!
These Spencer Jackets are all hand made. They are made from very special fabrics depicting jenuine Regency styles. We hope you will fall in love with one. It is for a good cause.
The Fashion of Female Characters in Austen's Novels
What is the relationship between outer and inner beauty in Austen’s novels? On the one hand, the author satirizes the preoccupation with self-display fueled by vanity and social maneuvering, but the good-natured Musgrove sisters “liv[e] to be fashionable, happy, and merry” and Austen herself shows a passion for fashion in her letters. Dr. Anderson will explore how the personal styles of Austen's female characters reflect their inward traits and motives, and whether their mode of “finery” ruptures or reinforces the social fabric. There will be a fashion survey with prizes and a lively discussion.
Betsy will cover the basics elements of a women's regency wardrobe and share pattern recommendations and fabric resources (if you’re a do it yourselfer) as well as niche manufacturers for certain hard to find items. This talk will be interactive with participants invited to bring their questions and engage in discussions around preferences in color, fabrics and general attire and how that might influence their regency wardrobe choices.
She will cover Regency theories of medicine, common diseases, cures & quackery, childbearing, dentistry, and medical advances if the era. Jane Austen was no stranger to disease and we will discuss her own experiences. Having been no stranger the last couple of years to disease and even having had to cancel
Jane Austen and the Regency Unmarried State.
Marriage during the Regency Era, Jane’s situation in regards to marriage and marriage as presented in her novels.
Dr, Kathryn L. Libin, Associate Professor of Music at Vassar College, earned BM and MA degrees in piano performance at the Oberlin Conservatory and New York University, and a PhD in musicology at NYU. She has lectured and published on Mozart’s music and manuscripts, on music in Jane Austen’s life and works, and on musical sources in the Lobkowicz Library near Prague. Ms. Libin has given talks at many JASNA AGMs and chapter meetings, including a plenary lecture in Los Angeles, and served as music director for JASNA's 25th-Anniversary AGM at Winchester (2003) and New York AGM (2012). Her articles on Jane Austen and music may be read in Persuasions, in the collection Elegance, Propriety, Harmony: Jane Austen and the Arts (2013), and the forthcoming Edinburgh Companion to Jane Austen and the Arts.
The Regency Era Clothing Police have not been invited to the Jane Austen Fest - February 7, 8, & 9, 2020!
But if you would like to come in Regency era attire, please do. How quaint for the town of Mount Dora to be blanketed with people in Regency era clothing! Follow this woman.
Our main speaker at the Fest in February is in England as a traveling scholar. She sent us an update and some photos!
She will speaking about her book, The Making of Jane Austen,
Of course not. All our volunteer waitresses at the Teas at the Donnelly House during the Jane Austen Fest next winter will have heads!