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JASNA Turns 40

April 22, 2019

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

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2019 JASNA Tour Registration Open

February 9, 2019

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

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Winner of 2018 Young Filmmakers Contest

January 8, 2019

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

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New Issue of Persuasions On-Line Released

January 3, 2019

Want to know more about the effects of the "long war" on Jane Austen's family and novels? Fashion and furnishing style in Persuasion? Sailors and the Navy? The location of Donwell Abbey or early adaptations...

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2019 Essay Contest Open

November 14, 2018

The topic for the 2019 JASNA Essay Contest has been selected, and the annual writing competition is now under way! The contest is open to high school, college, and graduate school students worldwide.

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Applications for 2019 IVP
Fellowship Due Dec. 15

November 8, 2018

JASNA MEMBERS: Are you working on a creative or scholarly Austen-related project that requires access to resources in Chawton? If you are a member residing in the United States or Canada we...

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Pride and Prejudice
Voted America’s #4 Best-Loved Novel

October 23, 2018

The votes are in! Pride and Prejudice was chosen as America’s #4 best-loved novel by participants in The Great American Read poll. 

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Bonus Issue of Persuasions On-Line Just Published

September 5, 2018

The Persuasions Editor and Editorial Board have prepared an unprecedented third edition of Persuasions On-Line this year, once again making the latest in Austen scholarship available to the public. 

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The Adventures of JASNA’s 2018 International Visitor

August 9, 2018

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...

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2018 Essay Contest
Winners Selected

August 5, 2018

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.

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