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Join Our Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party!

February 3, 2022

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. " "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed.

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Mr. Woodhouse Was Right: "A Nice Basin of Gruel Together" Indeed

December 30, 2021

Mr. Woodhouse's advocacy for gruel may not have been misplaced, as food historian Dan Macey explains in this short video.

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The Various Vittles That Vexed Miss Charlotte

December 11, 2021

What types of foods would be on the menu at a wedding banquet in Jane Austen's day? In this video, food historian Dan Macey shows us his recreation of the...

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Jane’s Fascination with Whipt Syllabub

November 12, 2021

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.

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Essay Contest Winners Announced

August 25, 2021

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

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

July 12, 2021

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...

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2021 AGM Registration Opens July 14

July 6, 2021

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

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2021 Young Filmmakers Contest Judges Announced

June 25, 2021

The fifth annual JASNA Southwest Young Filmmakers Contest is well under way, and a stellar panel of judges will be scoring the 5-minute-and-under entries from amateur filmmakers.

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Recreating Jane Austen's Garden

June 12, 2021

Get inspired to create your very own “Jane Austen garden” on a suburban acre, in a small town garden, or even on the balcony of a city apartment.

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Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen, Part 2

May 3, 2021

What was it like to be cast out from Northanger Abbey in a public coach? Ride in John Thorpe's gig? Journey to London crammed in a post chaise like the...

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