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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JASNA Southwest Region Young Filmmakers Contest

Young Filmmaker Winners

The winning entries in the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest have been selected and are now available to watch on the JASNA Southwest YouTube channel.

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Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021

2021 Essay Contest Open

The topic for our annual writing contest has been selected, and we invite students to compete for awards in three divisions with an essay based on the theme "Jane Austen in the Arts."

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The JASNA Post


March 4, 2021

JASNA's Jane Austen Bibliographies
Now Easier to Find

Did you know that JASNA has published an annual Jane Austen Bibliography since 1993? The bibliographies are an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers, book collectors, and avid Austen followers,...

February 28, 2021

Message from the JASNA Executive Committee

Dear JASNA Members and Friends, The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) has recently heard via social media and email from members and others in the Jane Austen community who...

February 22, 2021

What a Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule, Part 2:
Scents and Cosmetics

The latest 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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