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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Young Filmmaker Winners

JASNA Southwest Region Young Filmmakers Contest

Young Filmmaker Winners

The winning entries in the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest have been selected and are now available to watch on the JASNA Southwest YouTube channel.

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2021 Essay Contest Open

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021

2021 Essay Contest Open

The topic for our annual writing contest has been selected, and we invite students to compete for awards in three divisions with an essay based on the theme "Jane Austen in the Arts."

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The JASNA Post


February 22, 2021

What a Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule, Part 2:
Scents and Cosmetics

The latest installment in Candice Hern's video series, "Things That Might Be Kept in a Reticule," is now available online.

February 3, 2021

What a Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule, Part 1: Calendars and Almanacs

We are excited to launch Austen's World Up Close, a new addition to our website that will feature short videos on various aspects of Jane Austen's world.

January 25, 2021

Deadline Extended: Papers for POL Issue on Jane Austen & Diversity Due March 1

The submission deadline for a special issue of Persuasions On-Line on Jane Austen and Diversity has been extended to March 1, 2021.

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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