Saturday, September 15, 2018
12:30 - 4:00 PM
Hope in all the Wrong Places: Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Smith in Persuasion
In Persuasion, Jane Austen presents two poor widows, Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Smith. Austen leads us to believe one is purer in purpose than the other but when one examines their back stories, motives, strategies, and ulterior motives, the differences might not be so great. Which of them will have the happiest outcome in the years following the novel’s action?
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Sue Forgue is the founder and webmaster of the research website, The Regency Encyclopedia She has contributed articles for the Letters from Chicago newsletter, JASNA News, Jane Austen Knits magazine and has also served as one of their historical consultants. She has presented at the Brooklyn, Minneapolis and Louisville AGMs, for many JASNA regions and for Road Scholar. She is an accountant in her outside of JASNA life.
Victoria Hinshaw is the author of a dozen novels and has spoken at previous AGMs in Toronto, Tucson, Fort Worth, Minneapolis, Montreal, and Louisville, for various JASNA regions and Road Scholar. She holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and an M.A. from The American University, Washington DC.