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, her works, and her genius.


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2018 JASNA Annual General Meeting

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Plan to be in Kansas City, "The City of Fountains," September 28-30 to celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

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May 8, 2018

Registration for 2018 AGM Opens May 9

JASNA Members:  Registration for the 2018 Annual General Meeting will open Wednesday, May 9.  Join us in Kansas City September 28-30 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Persuasion!

February 8, 2018

Call for Papers for
2019 AGM

JASNA's Southeastern Virginia Region, host of the 2019 Annual General Meeting in Williamsburg, invites proposals for breakout sessions celebrating 200 years of Northanger Abbey.

December 22, 2017

New Issue of
Persuasions On-Line Posted

Searching for a good read?  Look no further than the Winter 2017 issue of our online journal, released on December 16 in honor of Jane Austen's 242nd birthday.  It's our largest issue yet! 

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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