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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Registration Opens July 14

2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 15-17

Registration Opens July 14

Join us in Chicago for "Jane Austen in the Arts."  We'll explore the visual, performance, and domestic arts in Austen’s life and fiction, as well as the artistic adaptations her works have inspired.

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Austen's World Up Close


Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in short videos that shine a light on aspects of life in Jane Austen's world.  A new video is added to the collection every few weeks.  

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The JASNA Post

July 12, 2021

Jane Austen and Diversity: Special Issue of Persuasions On-Line Released

Our journals, Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line, have long been a resource for Austen scholars and readers, offering articles written by academic experts and knowledgeable fans that provide new insights into Jane Austen’s...

July 6, 2021

2021 AGM Registration Opens July 14

Mark your calendar! Registration for JASNA's 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens Wednesday, July 14.

June 25, 2021

2021 Young Filmmakers Contest Judges Announced

The fifth annual JASNA Southwest Young Filmmakers Contest is well under way, and a stellar panel of judges will be scoring the 5-minute-and-under entries from amateur filmmakers.

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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Become a Member


Become a Member

Learn about the benefits of JASNA membership: our publications, regional events, conferences, and more.

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