All posts by Jennifer Abella

About Jennifer Abella

Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Follow her on Twitter: @nextjen.

Jane Austen Summer Program featured on UNC College of Arts & Sciences site

The end of summer is approaching, but we’re still making headlines with our 2019 program: “Pride and Prejudice and Its Afterlives.” Kristen Chavez of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences has featured the Jane Austen Summer Program on the college’s website. Click here to read the full story. Click below or this link to view the video. (In July, UNC also featured JASP on its site.)

In 2018, JASP co-founder Inger Brodey and social media volunteer Jennifer Abella spoke with Chavez and Victoria Male about Austen’s fandom on their podcast, “Your Biggest Fangirl.”

Recapping the 2019 Jane Austen Summer Program

The 2019 Jane Austen Summer Program came to an end way too quickly! Thanks to all the organizers, patrons and volunteers — and to you, our attendees — for making it a success. If you missed this year’s JASP, don’t fret. Below you’ll find recaps of each day, with photos, videos and tweets from panels. (Plus, if you haven’t seen it, the University of North Carolina featured JASP on its web site; click here and here.) In the coming weeks, we’ll share more of our favorite images here and on social media.

And save the date for June 18-21, 2020! Look for more information in the fall on our next program: “Jane Austen’s World,” focusing on Austen’s letters and Claire Tomalin’s biography, “Jane Austen: A Life.”

Day 1

The run-up to JASP, registration, dancing, shopping, rare books, Soniah Kamal on “Unmarriageable,” the welcome dinner and more.

Day 2


Talks on entailments and book adaptations, small-group discussions, Uzma Jalaluddin on “Ayesha at Last,” dance lessons, the theatrical and the bar crawl.

Day 3

A discussion about militias, Sonali Dev on “Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors,” dance lessons and, of course, the ball.

Day 4

Discussions on movie and game adaptations, the tea and more.


Hope to see you next year!