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JASNA membership is open to everyone interested in the life and works of Jane Austen. 

Benefits of membership include:

  • A subscription to JASNA News, the Society's newsletter, which is published three times a year and includes news, feature articles, and book reviews;
  • Our annual journal, Persuasions, a leading source for Austen studies; 
  • Membership in one or more of our regional groups;
  • An opt-in email subscription to JASNA's monthly e-bulletin and other timely announcements; 
  • An invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting, our "members-only" three-day conference;
  • Advance notice of tours to England tailored for JASNA members.

Membership Dues


United States


(outside US & Canada)




By Mail


Student Annual (full-time)

USD $18 USD $18 CDN $23 USD $30

Individual Annual

USD $30 USD $30 CDN $38 USD $40

Sustaining Annual*

USD $60

CDN $75 USD $70

Individual Life

USD $500

CDN $650 USD $625

Family Life**

USD $700

CDN $850 USD $875

Convert to Family Life***

USD $200

CDN $200 USD $250

* Sustaining membership: same benefits as Individual membership; the extra dues are a donation to JASNA, for which a tax receipt will be provided.
** Family Life membership: two (2) Life members at the same address; the household receives only one subscription to JASNA News and Persuasions.
*** A Life Member may convert to Family Life by adding another person at the same address.

How to Join or Renew

Enroll or renew online. It's quick and convenient.

  • To Join: Use our online New Member Form to join and pay by credit card. (Credit card transactions are processed in US dollars.)
  • To Renew an Existing Membership: Log in to JASNA’s Member Portal and use the Membership Renewal form to pay online by credit card. If you have not yet set up your Member Portal login name and password (or can't remember them), please email for assistance.
  • To Gift a Membership: Gift memberships may be purchased online using the New Member Form; follow the instructions at the top of the form. NOTE: A confirmation email will be sent immediately to the recipient if the membership is purchased online. To surprise someone with a gift membership, please email for assistance.

  • Canadians may join or renew Canadian Individual and Student Memberships online at the US dues rates. However, Sustaining Memberships and Life Memberships must be mailed to the Canadian Membership Secretary with a check payable in Canadian dollars.

Prefer to pay by check? Print the appropriate Membership Form provided below and mail it in with your check. 

A Welcome Packet will be mailed to new members four to six weeks after receipt of the membership form and dues.  

JASNA's Membership Year

The membership year begins September 1 and ends August 31, and all annual memberships renew in September. Members who join before June 1 are enrolled for the current year and receive the current year’s edition of Persuasions. Members who join between June 1 and August 31 will be enrolled for the next full membership year that starts September 1.


If you have questions about membership, please email one of our Membership Secretaries:

US/International Membership Secretary:  Carole Stokes,
Canadian Membership Secretary:
  Phyllis Ferguson,

Or Call: 1-800-836-3911


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