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 Essay Contest Spotlights Austen's Juvenilia

JASNA Essay Contest

2020 Essay Contest Spotlights Austen's Juvenilia

We invite students worldwide to compete for awards in three divisions, focusing on Jane Austen’s youthful writings and her female "villains."

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2020 AGM Canceled

2020 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 9-11

2020 AGM Canceled

Due to the global pandemic, JASNA’s 2020 AGM in Cleveland has been canceled.  We believe it is impossible to hold a conference this fall without undue risk to the health of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and vendors and the communities to which they would return.  

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The JASNA Post


May 9, 2020

Special Persuasions
Call for Papers

“Staying at Home” with Jane Austen: Reading and Writing during a Pandemic. Mrs.

April 17, 2020

2020 Young Filmmakers Contest Under Way

Now is an opportune time to pull out your video camera or smartphone and get creative! The JASNA Southwest Region's annual Young Filmmakers Contest is under way and open to all...

March 19, 2020

Jane Austen Upside Down: Spring Persuasions On-Line

We invite you to enjoy 11 new essays in this special issue of Persuasions On-Line—because at a time like this, we can all use more Jane Austen in our lives.

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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