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 legacy in 2017 - the 200th anniversary of her death.


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Memorial Book

Jane Austen: 1775-1817

Memorial Book

Austen admirers worldwide are marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death this year.  Share your thoughts about her in this virtual Memorial Book. 

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International Visitor Program

2018 Grant Applications Due Dec. 15

International Visitor Program

Have an Austen-related project that requires research in England? Apply to spend up to six weeks in Chawton under the auspices of our International Visitor Program.

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The JASNA Post


November 14, 2017

2018 Essay Contest Open

The topic for the 2018 JASNA Essay Contest has been selected, and the writing contest is now under way! We invite high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide to participate.

November 13, 2017

Young Filmmakers
Contest Winners Named

Congratulations to the winners of the JASNA Southwest Region's Young Filmmakers Contest! The host region for the 2017 AGM invited high school, college, and graduate school students to submit a short film inspired by...

November 9, 2017

Applications for 2018 IVP Grant Due Dec. 15

JASNA MEMBERS:  Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 JASNA International Visitor Program grant. If you are a member residing in the United States or Canada and have a...

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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