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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2022 Essay Contest Open

Submission Deadline: June 2, 2022

2022 Essay Contest Open

Calling all high school, college, and grad school students! We invite you to enter our annual writing competition and compete for awards in three divisions. The focus of this year's topic is Sense and Sensibility.

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Austen's World Up Close

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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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November 12, 2021

Jane’s Fascination with Whipt Syllabub

Syllabub is a sweet, frothy alcoholic dessert drink wildly popular in Jane Austen's time. She even referred to it in Lesley Castle, a story from her juvenilia.

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...

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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