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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Jane Austen in the Arts

2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 15-17

Jane Austen in the Arts

Preparations are well under way for an in-person AGM in exciting Chicago. Join us as we 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

June 12, 2021

Recreating Jane Austen's Garden

Get inspired to create your very own “Jane Austen garden” on a suburban acre, in a small town garden, or even on the balcony of a city apartment.

May 3, 2021

Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen, Part 2

What was it like to be cast out from Northanger Abbey in a public coach? Ride in John Thorpe's gig? Journey to London crammed in a post chaise like the...

April 7, 2021

Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen, Part 1

Why does Jane Austen talk about carriages so often, and what is she trying to say? In this post, Sandy Lerner introduces her two-part video series, "Pen and Parsimony: Carriages...

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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