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2023 Young Filmmakers Contest Under Way

April 10, 2023

Welcome to the 7th Annual Young Filmmakers Contest, where Jane Austen is the star! If you . . .

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Call for Papers for 2024 Annual General Meeting

January 1, 2023

It’s not too early to start thinking about submitting a breakout proposal for the 2024 AGM: “Austen, Annotated: Jane Austen’s Literary, Political, and Cultural Origins.

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2022 Young Filmmakers Contest Winners Announced

October 17, 2022

It's a wrap! JASNA's Southwest Region announced the winners of its sixth annual Young Filmmakers Contest in an awards event held September 30 during the 2022 JASNA AGM in Victoria, B....

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2022 JASNA Essay Contest Winners Published

October 12, 2022

The winning entries in JASNA’s 2022 Essay Contest have been published online, and we invite you to read the outstanding essays submitted by the students who received top honors.

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Introducing: The Jane Austen Book Box Program

April 29, 2022

We're pleased to announce the launch of JASNA's new Jane Austen Book Box Program for schools and community groups in the U. S.

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Welcome to the Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party Gallery!

February 9, 2022

We're delighted to share the photos submitted for the Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party! Entries received through February 14, 2022, will be added as they come in, so come back...

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Join Our Virtual Jane Austen Valentine Party!

February 3, 2022

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. " "In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed.

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Mr. Woodhouse Was Right: "A Nice Basin of Gruel Together" Indeed

December 30, 2021

Mr. Woodhouse's advocacy for gruel may not have been misplaced, as food historian Dan Macey explains in this short video.

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The Various Vittles That Vexed Miss Charlotte

December 11, 2021

What types of foods would be on the menu at a wedding banquet in Jane Austen's day? In this video, food historian Dan Macey shows us his recreation of the...

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Jane’s Fascination with Whipt Syllabub

November 12, 2021

Syllabub is a sweet, frothy alcoholic dessert drink wildly popular in Jane Austen's time. She even referred to it in Lesley Castle, a story from her juvenilia.

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