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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September 5, 2018

Bonus Issue of Persuasions On-Line Just Published

The Persuasions Editor and Editorial Board have prepared an unprecedented third edition of Persuasions On-Line this year, once again making the latest in Austen scholarship available to the public. 

August 9, 2018

The Adventures of JASNA’s 2018 International Visitor

Teresa Trout, JASNA’s 2018 International Visitor, spent five weeks this summer conducting research at Jane Austen’s House Museum and Chawton House for her dissertation on the Country House Novel. She has now...

August 5, 2018

2018 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 JASNA Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

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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