Persuasions #11, 1989 Page 20
JASNA Literary Competition 1990
Compare the lovers in Sense and Sensibility and
discuss how Jane Austen uses their relationships to define “sense” and
The original, personal essay should offer insight into Jane Austen’s
artistry, ideas, and values and should not be primarily a research paper.
The essay should be 1,200 to 2,000 words and must be typed
(double-spaced). The title page
must include the student’s name, permanent address, phone number, college or
university, and year in school.
Participation is limited to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled
full or part-time in a college or university.
Essays must be postmarked by April 30, 1990. The
contest judges will make their final decisions by August 30, 1990. Winners will
be announced in Washington, D.C. in October 1990 at the Annual General Meeting
of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Entries should be sent to:
judges reserve the right not to award first prize if no superior essay is