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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2023 JASNA Annual General Meeting

"Call for Papers" Deadline: Nov. 30

There's still time to submit a breakout proposal for our 2023 AGM, Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance. The deadline has been extended to November 30, 2022. Details are posted on the Call for Papers page on the 2023 AGM website.

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Read the Winning Essays!

2022 Essay Contest Winners

The winning entries in this year's Essay Contest have been published online. Read the outstanding essays on Sense and Sensibility submitted by the students who received top honors.

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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. A new video is added to the collection every few weeks.  

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The JASNA Post

October 17, 2022

2022 Young Filmmakers Contest Winners Announced

It's a wrap! JASNA's Southwest Region announced the winners of its sixth annual Young Filmmakers Contest in an awards event held during the 2022 JASNA AGM.

October 12, 2022

2022 JASNA Essay Contest Winners Published

The winning entries in JASNA’s 2022 Essay Contest have been published online, and we invite you to read the outstanding essays submitted by the students who received top honors.

April 29, 2022

Introducing: The Jane Austen Book Box Program

We're pleased to announce the launch of JASNA's new Jane Austen Book Box Program for schools and community groups in the U.S. and Canada!

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

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Northanger Abbey