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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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

January 8, 2019

Winner of 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

Congratulations to Ellyn Cardon, winner of the JASNA Southwest Region's second annual Young Filmmakers Contest! 

January 3, 2019

New Issue of Persuasions On-Line Released

Want to know more about the effects of the "long war" on Jane Austen's family and novels? Fashion and furnishing style in Persuasion? Sailors and the Navy? The location of Donwell Abbey or early adaptations...

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.

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

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

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