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Essay Contest Open

February 19, 2024

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,...

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Jane Austen & Food: A Visit with Julienne Gehrer

February 1, 2024

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

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Jane Austen & Dido Belle: A Visit with Renata Dennis

January 5, 2024

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...

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Jane Austen & Mr. Wickham: A Visit with Adrian Lukis

December 7, 2023

Dear Janeites, it is our pleasure to welcome Adrian Lukis as a guest on Austen Chat this month! You know and love him as the actor who played George Wickham in...

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Kudos to the 2023 Essay Contest Winners

November 20, 2023

The winners of our 2023 Essay Contest have been revealed, and their outstanding entries have been published here on our website.

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2023 Young Filmmakers Contest Winners

November 16, 2023

It's a wrap! JASNA announced the winners of its 2023 Young Filmmakers Contest in an awards event held November 3 during the 2023 JASNA Annual General Meeting in Denver, CO.

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Jane Austen & Divorce:
A Visit with James Nagle

November 10, 2023

Ending a Regency-era marriage was difficult and daunting! In this episode, attorney James Nagle helps us navigate the murky legal waters of dissolving marital ties in Austen's time.

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Jane Austen & Her Endings: A Visit with Inger Brodey

October 5, 2023

How "happy" are the endings of Jane Austen’s novels? In Episode 4 of our Austen Chat podcast, we chat with Professor Inger Brodey about Austen’s endings: what she includes, what she leaves out,...

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Jane Austen & Her Wardrobe: A Visit with Hilary Davidson

September 7, 2023

What did Jane Austen wear? In Episode 3 of our Austen Chat podcast, we visit with noted fashion and textile historian Hilary Davidson, who reveals that Jane Austen was much...

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Introducing Austen Chat:
A JASNA Podcast

July 6, 2023

We’re excited to announce Austen Chat, our new podcast dedicated to exploring the life and works of Jane Austen! Tune in each month to hear lively conversations with scholars, authors, and...

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