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.


Her Life › Her Works ›
Registration Open

2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 15-17

Registration Open

Join us in Chicago for "Jane Austen in the Arts."  We'll explore the visual, performance, and domestic arts in Austen’s life and fiction, as well as the artistic adaptations her works have inspired.

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Young Filmmakers Contest Entries Due Oct 1

Sponsored by JASNA's Southwest Region

Young Filmmakers Contest Entries Due Oct 1

Are you an amateur filmmaker under the age of 30? Know someone who is? Videos must be 5 min. or less and inspired by Jane Austen

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The JASNA Post


August 25, 2021

Essay Contest Winners Announced

The winners of JASNA’s 2021 Essay Contest have been selected, and we invite you to read their outstanding entries on our website.

July 12, 2021

Jane Austen and Diversity: Special Issue of Persuasions On-Line Released

Our journals, Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line, have long been a resource for Austen scholars and readers, offering articles written by academic experts and knowledgeable fans that provide new insights into Jane Austen’s...

July 6, 2021

2021 AGM Registration Opens July 14

Mark your calendar! Registration for JASNA's 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens Wednesday, July 14.

Austen's World Up Close

INTRODUCING . . .

Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in short videos that shine a light on aspects of life in Jane Austen's world.  A new video is added to the collection every few weeks.  

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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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