Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

The Jane Austen Society of North America is marking its 40th anniversary this year. Although much has changed since its inaugural meeting in October 1979, the Society's purpose remains the same: to foster the study, understanding, and appreciation of Jane Austen's works, life, and genius.

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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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200 Years of Northanger Abbey

2019 JASNA Annual General Meeting: Oct. 4-6

200 Years of Northanger Abbey

Travel to 1775, when England and Virginia were ruled by the same crown. We’ll explore Northanger Abbey in all its horror and humor in historic Colonial Williamsburg.

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April 22, 2019

JASNA Turns 40

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded 40 years ago, with an inaugural dinner on October 5, 1979.

February 9, 2019

2019 JASNA Tour Registration Open

Join in the fun of a Jane Austen adventure abroad on JASNA's 2019 Tour to England, July 11-20. 

January 8, 2019

Winner of 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

Congratulations to Ellyn Cardon, winner of the JASNA Southwest Region's second annual Young Filmmakers Contest! 

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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