6 novels.  200 years.  Millions of fans.

6 novels. 200 years. Millions of fans.

The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.  Join us in celebrating her life and works.


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 2020 Essay Contest Spotlights Austen's Juvenilia

JASNA Essay Contest

2020 Essay Contest Spotlights Austen's Juvenilia

We invite students worldwide to compete for awards in three divisions, focusing on Jane Austen’s youthful writings and her female "villains."

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2020 AGM Sneak Peek

2020 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 9-11

2020 AGM Sneak Peek

Join us in Cleveland in October for an exuberant conference focused on Jane Austen's Juvenilia: early writings filled with bawdy physical humor and insights that seem too clever by far for such a young writer!

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December 12, 2019

2020 Essay Contest Open

JASNA's annual Essay Contest is under way, and we invite high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide to compete for scholarship awards in three divisions.

December 5, 2019

2020 International Visitor Applications Due Dec.16

The application deadline for the 2020 International Visitor Program fellowship is approaching fast.

September 8, 2019

2019 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 JASNA Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

Austen's Enduring Appeal

JASNA Members on Jane Austen

Austen's Enduring Appeal

Why does Jane Austen inspire legions of admirers? JASNA members offer their thoughts in this video.

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