Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Episode 1: Why we love Jane Austen
Elda Rotor of Penguin Classics interviews Jane Austen scholar Juliette Wells about Austenmania, what it means to be a Janeite, etiquette in Austen's time, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Alan Walker, head of academic marketing, introduces listeners to Excellent Women by Barbara Pym on "Reading the Classics from A to Z."
And Stephen Morrison, associate publisher and editor in chief of Penguin Books, offers up the opening to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in his segment, "First Pages."
Friday, July 10, 2009
This special exhibition will run from 15-18 April 2010, as part of the Jane Austen Festival of Australia.
- Black silk spencer, c.1810
- Short cream mitts c. 1810
- Man's linen shirt, c.1800
- Roller-printed floral cotton bodice top (skirt missing), c.1820
- Cotton bib-front daydress, c.1810
- Silk bib-front daydress, c.1810
- White muslin daydress, c.1820
- Infant's nightgown, c.1820
- Silk Ballgown with Pelerine, c.1830
- Men's hand embroidered polychrome floral waistcoat, c.1780
- Lady's leather dance slippers, c. 1830
- Embroidered silk organza shawl, whitework, extremely fine and sheer, c. 1800
- Blue chambray cotton girls round gown with ornate sleeves, c.1820
- Corded stays (regency corset) c. 1830
We welcome loans of mannequins, dummies and display cases for the staging of this exhibition. Please phone Aylwen on 0409 817 623 if you can be of assistance.