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: Oct. 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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JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 9-11

2020 Conference Goes Virtual

Give yourself the gift of learning, laughing, and all “the pleasures of society.”  Join us online in October as we explore Austen's juvenilia and her world with top scholars and JASNA friends.

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The JASNA Post

August 30, 2020

Call for Papers:
Special Issue of
Persuasions On-Line

Beyond the Bit of Ivory: Jane Austen and Diversity.

August 30, 2020

2020 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

JASNA is pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

July 12, 2020

Guest Judges Announced for Young Filmmakers Contest

The JASNA Southwest Region's Young Filmmakers Contest is well underway, and we are excited to announce this year's panel of celebrity judges.

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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“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”