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, her works, and her genius.


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2018 JASNA Annual General Meeting

Registration Open

Plan to be in Kansas City, "The City of Fountains," September 28-30 to celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

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August 9, 2018

The Adventures of JASNA’s 2018 International Visitor

Teresa Trout, JASNA’s 2018 International Visitor, spent five weeks this summer conducting research at Jane Austen’s House Museum and Chawton House for her dissertation on the Country House Novel. She has now...

August 5, 2018

2018 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 JASNA Essay Contest, an annual event open to high school, college/university, and graduate school students worldwide.

August 1, 2018

2018 Young Filmmakers Contest Now Open

JASNA's Southwest Region is now accepting video submissions for its second annual Young Filmmakers Contest. High school, college, and graduate school students in North America (including spring 2018 graduates) are eligible to compete. The video...

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

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