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"Emma and Motherhood"
Saturday, December 3, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Fortnightly of Chicago
120 E. Bellevue Place
Members and their guests are invited to join us at our beloved annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea, which includes a delightful and thought-provoking program, the Fortnightly’s sumptuous tea and goodies, and our traditional birthday toast to Jane Austen.
Our guest speaker, Diane Capitani, will present “Emma and Motherhood”: a speculation about how Emma Woodhouse and some of the other motherless children in the novel might have turned out with the kind and gentle hands of their birth mothers leading them through life rather than governesses or adopted mothers or kind aunts and doting fathers. Further supposition will take us to a point after the end of the novel to question “What kind of mother would Emma herself make?”
Dr. Diane Capitani is Director of the Writing Center, Garrett Theological Seminary and Education Outreach Director of JASNA-GCR.
Members: $40; Guests: $50
Registration deadline: November 29, 2016, or until we reach our capacity of 135 people.
Register by Mail:
Download and complete the registration form. Make check payable to: JASNA-GCR. Mail form and payment to: Maureen Collins, 2516 Ridgeway Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Parking is available at 100 East Bellevue; $15 for Fortnightly events.