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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Submission Deadline: Nov. 30, 2020

Young Filmmakers Contest

JASNA's Southwest Region invites amateur filmmakers under the age of 30 to submit an original short of five minutes or less centered around Jane Austen. A guest panel of expert judges will select the top three.

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November 18, 2020

The Jane Austen Birthday Bake-Off

Calling all Janeites! Join us in a virtual celebration of Jane Austen's 245th birthday! Traditionally, JASNA members meet at Regional events each December to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday on the 16th....

October 22, 2020

From the AGM: What Were Elections Like in Jane Austen's England?

If you think our modern electoral process is complicated, just see what it was like in Regency England! In this timely video presentation from JASNA's 2020 Annual General Meeting, held online...

August 30, 2020

Call for Papers:
Special Issue of
Persuasions On-Line

Beyond the Bit of Ivory: Jane Austen and Diversity.

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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