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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Free Student Membership

Limited-Time Offer

Free Student Membership

We're starting next year's celebration of Jane Austen’s 250th birthday early with a special offer for the next generation of Austen fans and scholars. Student membership is now free through December 2025.

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2024 Essay Contest Open

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2024

2024 Essay Contest Open

This year's competition for high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide is under way, with cash scholarships to be awarded in three divisions. 

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Save the Date: 2024 AGM

Austen, Annotated

Save the Date: 2024 AGM

Join us October 18-20 for JASNA’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. We’ll focus on Austen’s origin story, exploring her world and how it influenced her novels, juvenilia, and letters.

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The JASNA Post


May 2, 2024

Jane Austen & Movie Music: A Visit with Ruth Mudge

The delicate tinkling of a pianoforte. The clash of cymbals. The soothing strains of a harp.

April 4, 2024

Jane Austen & the Decorative Arts: A Visit with Kristen Miller Zohn

During the Georgian era, gender differences in domestic goods became increasingly common.

March 7, 2024

Jane Austen & Her Genius: A Visit with Juliet McMaster

Professor Juliet McMaster, grande dame of Austen scholarship and one of the founding members of JASNA, joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about the genius that is Jane Austen.

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New: Jane Austen & Movie Music - A Visit with Ruth Mudge

Listen to Our Podcast

Our monthly podcast, Austen Chat, offers the company of clever, well-informed guests, who have a great deal of conversation!

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Austen's World Up Close

Providing Context

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.

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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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Become a Member

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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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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

Northanger Abbey