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 legacy in 2017 - the 200th anniversary of her death.


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Memorial Book

Jane Austen: 1775-1817

Memorial Book

Austen admirers worldwide are marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death this year.  Share your thoughts about her in this virtual Memorial Book. 

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Jane Austen in Paradise

2017 Annual General Meeting

Jane Austen in Paradise

JASNA members will gather to celebrate the Immortal Jane and her influence on literature and culture at our annual conference Oct. 6-8.  Register now!

The AGM › Young Filmmakers ›

The JASNA Post


August 14, 2017

2017 Essay Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 JASNA Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

July 18, 2017

In Memory of Jane Austen

Jane Austen died on this day, 200 years ago, at the age of 41. Janeites the world over are marking the anniversary and celebrating her life and legacy.

July 1, 2017

Welcome to the New JASNA.org

We are excited to unveil JASNA's redesigned website! For returning visitors who would like to know what has changed, here is a quick summary. 

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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