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 Essay Contest Open

JASNA Essay Contest

2018 Essay Contest Open

Our writing competition for high school, college, and graduate school students is under way.  Learn about the 2018 topic, contest guidelines, and awards.

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200 Years of Persuasion

2018 JASNA Annual General Meeting

200 Years of Persuasion

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

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The JASNA Post

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! 

November 14, 2017

2018 Essay Contest Open

The topic for the 2018 JASNA Essay Contest has been selected, and the writing contest is now under way! We invite high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide to participate.

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

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

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