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 winners of the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest have been selected, and their short films will be screened at a free, virtual premiere on January 24. You're invited!

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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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January 5, 2021

Winners of the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest Announced

It’s a wrap! The winners of the fourth annual Young Filmmakers Contest hosted by JASNA’s Southwest Region have been selected, and their short films will be screened in a virtual...

December 27, 2020

Papers for POL Issue on Jane Austen & Diversity Due Jan. 15

Reminder: JASNA is seeking submissions for a special issue of Persuasions On-Line on Jane Austen and Diversity. The deadline is January 15, 2021.

December 27, 2020

Winter 2020 Persuasions On-Line Released

JASNA marked Jane Austen's birthday with the publication of the Winter 2020 edition of our digital journal: a "gift of Jane" freely available to all on our website.

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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