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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2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 15-17

Jane Austen in the Arts

Preparations are well under way for an in-person AGM in exciting Chicago. Join us as we explore the visual, performance, and domestic arts in Austen’s life and fiction, as well as the artistic adaptations her works have inspired.

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2021 JASNA Essay Contest

Contest Entries Due June 1

High school, college, and grad school students: the deadline for this year's Essay Contest is approaching fast. Essays on the topic "Jane Austen in the Arts" must be submitted by June 1.

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The JASNA Post

May 3, 2021

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

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...

April 7, 2021

Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen, Part 1

Why does Jane Austen talk about carriages so often, and what is she trying to say? In this post, Sandy Lerner introduces her two-part video series, "Pen and Parsimony: Carriages...

March 7, 2021

What a Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule, Part 3: Coin Purses, Fans, Vinaigrettes

The final installment in Candice Hern's video series, "Things That Might Be Kept in a Reticule," is now available online.

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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