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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Jane Austen in the Arts

2021 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 15-17

Jane Austen in the Arts

Preparations are well under way for an in-person AGM in exciting Chicago. Join us as we explore the visual, performance, and domestic arts in Austen’s life and fiction, as well as the artistic adaptations her works have inspired.

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2021 Essay Contest Open

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021

2021 Essay Contest Open

The topic for our annual writing contest has been selected, and we invite students to compete for awards in three divisions with an essay based on the theme "Jane Austen in the Arts."

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April 7, 2021

Pen and Parsimony: Carriages in the Novels of Jane Austen, Part 1

Why does Jane Austen talk about carriages so often, and what is she trying to say? In this post, Sandy Lerner introduces her two-part video series, "Pen and Parsimony: Carriages...

March 7, 2021

What a Lady Might Carry in Her Reticule, Part 3: Coin Purses, Fans, Vinaigrettes

The final installment in Candice Hern's video series, "Things That Might Be Kept in a Reticule," is now available online.

March 4, 2021

JASNA's Jane Austen Bibliographies
Now Easier to Find

Did you know that JASNA has published an annual Jane Austen Bibliography since 1993? The bibliographies are an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers, book collectors, and avid Austen followers,...

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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