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 and works.


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Free Student Membership

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Free Student Membership

We're starting next year's celebration of Jane Austen’s 250th birthday early with a special offer for the next generation of Austen fans and scholars. Student membership is now free through December 2025.

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AGM Registration Is Open

Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen's Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins

AGM Registration Is Open

Join us October 18-20 for JASNA’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. We’ll focus on Austen’s origin story, exploring her world and how it influenced her novels, juvenilia, and letters.

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Listen to Our Podcast

New: Jane Austen & A Reading Challenge - A Visit with the "Jane Austen July" Hosts

Listen to Our Podcast

Our monthly podcast, Austen Chat, offers the company of clever, well-informed guests, who have a great deal of conversation!

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July 2, 2024

Jane Austen & A Reading Challenge: A Visit with the “Jane Austen July” Hosts

It's Austen Chat's one-year anniversary! Encouraging more people to read Jane Austen and gain a deeper understanding of her works and life is JASNA’s mission, and to celebrate our podcast birthday, we...

June 17, 2024

Introducing the 2024 JASNA Young Filmmakers Contest Judges

The deadline for JASNA’s 2024 Young Filmmakers Contest is coming up fast (June 24), and we’re excited to announce this year’s panel of distinguished judges.

June 6, 2024

Jane Austen & Her Bookshelf: A Visit with Susan Allen Ford

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Austen's World Up Close

Providing Context

Austen's World Up Close

JASNA members share their expertise in short videos that shine a light on aspects of life in Jane Austen's world.

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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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