Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

The Jane Austen Society of North America is marking its 40th anniversary this year. Although much has changed since its inaugural meeting in October 1979, the Society's purpose remains the same: to foster the study, understanding, and appreciation of Jane Austen's works, life, and genius.

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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 IVP Applications Due Dec. 16

JASNA International Visitor Program

2020 IVP Applications Due Dec. 16

Have an Austen-related creative or scholarly project that requires research in Chawton? Applications for the 2020 IVP fellowship are now being accepted.

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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.

April 22, 2019

JASNA Turns 40

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded 40 years ago, with an inaugural dinner on October 5, 1979.

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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