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Jane Austen Reading

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

July 2, 2024

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...

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Introducing the 2024 JASNA Young Filmmakers Contest Judges

June 17, 2024

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.

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

June 6, 2024

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

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Austen Chat Soundtracks

Jane Austen & Movie Music: A Visit with Ruth Mudge

May 2, 2024

The delicate tinkling of a pianoforte. The clash of cymbals. The soothing strains of a harp.

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Jane Austen & the Decorative Arts: A Visit with Kristen Miller Zohn

April 4, 2024

During the Georgian era, gender differences in domestic goods became increasingly common.

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Jane Austen & Her Genius: A Visit with Juliet McMaster

March 7, 2024

Professor Juliet McMaster, grande dame of Austen scholarship and one of the founding members of JASNA, joins us for a wide-ranging discussion about the genius that is Jane Austen.

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Free Student Membership

Student Memberships Free through Dec 2025

March 2, 2024

Jane Austen’s 250th birthday is coming up in 2025, and we’re starting the celebration early with a special offer for the next generation of Austen fans and scholars.

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2024 Essay Contest Open

February 19, 2024

JASNA's 2024 Essay Contest is under way, and we’re excited to see what the next generation of Jane Austen scholars has to say about this year’s topic! High school, college,...

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Jane Austen & Food: A Visit with Julienne Gehrer

February 1, 2024

From roast mutton to white soup, pickled melon to Bath buns, Jane Austen and her characters enjoyed a variety of fascinating foods.

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Jane Austen & Dido Belle: A Visit with Renata Dennis

January 5, 2024

In Episode 7 of Austen Chat, we're delighted to bring you a lively interview with JASNA member Renata Dennis on the fascinating story of Dido Belle, a woman of color...

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