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Call for Papers:
Persuasions/Persuasions On-Line

May 9, 2020

“Staying at Home” with Jane Austen: Reading and Writing during a Pandemic. Mrs.

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2020 Young Filmmakers Contest Under Way

April 17, 2020

Now is an opportune time to pull out your video camera or smartphone and get creative! The JASNA Southwest Region's annual Young Filmmakers Contest is under way and open to all...

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Jane Austen Upside Down: Spring Persuasions On-Line

March 19, 2020

We invite you to enjoy 11 new essays in this special issue of Persuasions On-Line—because at a time like this, we can all use more Jane Austen in our lives.

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2020 Essay Contest Focuses on Austen's Juvenilia

December 12, 2019

JASNA's annual Essay Contest is under way, and we invite high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide to compete for scholarship awards in three divisions.

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2020 International Visitor Applications Due Dec.16

December 5, 2019

The application deadline for the 2020 International Visitor Program fellowship is approaching fast.

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2019 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

September 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 JASNA Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

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JASNA Turns 40

April 22, 2019

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded 40 years ago, with an inaugural dinner on October 5, 1979.

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Winner of 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

January 8, 2019

Congratulations to Ellyn Cardon, winner of the JASNA Southwest Region's second annual Young Filmmakers Contest! The Brigham Young University senior's entry, Mrs.

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New Issue of Persuasions On-Line Released

January 3, 2019

Want to know more about the effects of the "long war" on Jane Austen's family and novels? Fashion and furnishing style in Persuasion? Sailors and the Navy? The location of Donwell Abbey or early adaptations of Pride...

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Pride and Prejudice
Voted America’s #4 Best-Loved Novel

October 23, 2018

The votes are in! Pride and Prejudice was chosen as America’s #4 best-loved novel by participants in The Great American Read poll.

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