Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region
Whether you have just discovered Jane Austen or are a lifelong aficionado, you are welcome at the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and our local region of the society, JASNA-Southwest.
Our region is one of the oldest and largest in the national society. We host three regional meetings annually, featuring a wide range of speakers and presentations, and support numerous local reading groups. Learn more about the benefits of joining JASNA and JASNA-Southwest on our membership page.
We hope you enjoy exploring our site and we hope to see you soon!
Left: Lyme Park stood in for Pemberley in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini series.
Shirley Anne Cosgrove September 23, 1939 – February 22, 2018 Shirley Cosgrove passed away peacefully, surrounded by her beloved family on February 22, 2018, at the age of 78. She was born Shirley Anne McLing on September 23, 1939, in Chicago. She met John Cosgrove in...read more
Taking Jane Austen to School At the 2017 Winter Meeting on December 2 at Luminarias restaurant in Monterey Park, California, Professor Regulus Allen spoke on the topic "From Hampshire to Hollywood: Teaching an Austen Fiction and Film Course.” Theology student Beth...read more
JASNA-Southwest is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Young Filmmakers Contest. Our congratulations go to the following: First place: An Accomplished Woman by Rivkah Penarelli née Massey Undergraduate Peralta Community College Oakland, California Second...read more
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's genius and legacy will endure not only another 200 years but for eternity. Remembering the author on the 200th anniversary of her death.read more
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