Jane Austen Society Essay Contest

This notice via St John’s graduate student Christina Denny,  one of last year’s winners of the Jane Austen Society of North American Essay contest.
Here’s the pdf of the poster: JASNA-essay-contest-poster-2013-BW
Essay Contest Now Open


JASNA’s 2013 Essay Contest is under way, offering high school, college, and graduate school students the opportunity to share their thoughts about Jane Austen’s writing. We invite students to submit short essays on the following topic, which is inspired by the theme of the upcoming AGM, “Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice . . . Timeless”:

“Though Pride and Prejudice may be regarded as timeless, nevertheless within the novel Austen plots her time very carefully. Timing is everything for important relationships and events. And the characters are deeply connected to the time in which they live,
which is both like and unlike our times. What
do we discover about time, times, or
timeliness from reading 
Pride and Prejudice?”

Cash scholarships of $250 to $1,000 and
complimentary registration for the 2013 AGM
in Minneapolis will be awarded to first-,
second-, and third-place winners in each division. The deadline for entries is
May 15, 2013.

To learn more about the awards and contest rules, visit the Essay Contest page on JASNA’s website.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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