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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Young Filmmaker Winners

JASNA Southwest Region Young Filmmakers Contest

Young Filmmaker Winners

The winners of the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest have been selected, and their short films will be screened at a free, virtual premiere on January 24. You're invited!

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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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The JASNA Post


January 25, 2021

Deadline Extended: Papers for POL Issue on Jane Austen & Diversity Due March 1

The submission deadline for a special issue of Persuasions On-Line on Jane Austen and Diversity has been extended to March 1, 2021.

January 5, 2021

Winners of the 2020 Young Filmmakers Contest Announced

It’s a wrap! The winners of the fourth annual Young Filmmakers Contest hosted by JASNA’s Southwest Region have been selected, and their short films will be screened in a virtual...

December 27, 2020

Papers for POL Issue on Jane Austen & Diversity Due Jan. 15

Reminder: JASNA is seeking submissions for a special issue of Persuasions On-Line on Jane Austen and Diversity. The deadline is January 15, 2021.

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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