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, her works, and her genius.

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Applications Due Dec. 15

2019 International Visitor Program

Applications Due Dec. 15

JASNA Members:  Apply for a fellowship to work on your Austen-related project in Chawton for up to 6 weeks this summer.

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2019 Student Contest Open

JASNA Essay Contest

2019 Student Contest Open

We invite high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide to participate in our 2019 Essay Contest celebrating Northanger Abbey.

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The JASNA Post

November 14, 2018

2019 Essay Contest Open

The topic for the 2019 JASNA Essay Contest has been selected, and the annual writing competition is now under way! The contest is open to high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide.

November 8, 2018

Applications for 2019 IVP
Fellowship Due Dec. 15

JASNA MEMBERS: Are you working on a creative or scholarly Austen-related project that requires access to resources in Chawton? If you are a member residing in the United States or Canada we...

October 23, 2018

Pride and Prejudice
Voted America’s #4 Best-Loved Novel

The votes are in! Pride and Prejudice was chosen as America’s #4 best-loved novel by participants in The Great American Read poll. 

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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Become a Member


Become a Member

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

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