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 ›
2024 Essay Contest Open

Entry Deadline: June 1, 2024

2024 Essay Contest Open

Our 2024 writing 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 JASNA AGM

“Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.”

Save the Date: 2024 JASNA AGM

Join us in Cleveland Oct 18-20, 2024, for JASNA’s annual conference. We’ll focus on Austen’s origin story, exploring her world and how it influenced her novels, juvenilia, and letters.

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Listen to Our Podcast

Episode 8 Now Available: Jane Austen & Food

Listen to Our Podcast

Check out our monthly podcast, Austen Chat, dedicated to exploring the life and works of Jane Austen. We offer the company of clever, well-informed guests, who have a great deal of conversation!

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The JASNA Post


February 19, 2024

Essay Contest Open

JASNA's 2024 Essay Contest is under way, and we’re excited to see what the next generation of Jane Austen scholars has to say about this year’s topic! High school, college,...

February 1, 2024

Jane Austen & Food: A Visit with Julienne Gehrer

From roast mutton to white soup, pickled melon to Bath buns, Jane Austen and her characters enjoyed a variety of fascinating foods.

January 5, 2024

Jane Austen & Dido Belle: A Visit with Renata Dennis

In Episode 7 of Austen Chat, we're delighted to bring you a lively interview with JASNA member Renata Dennis on the fascinating story of Dido Belle, a woman of color...

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

Learn about the benefits of JASNA membership: our publications, regional events, conferences, and more.

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