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June 2020

JASNA Annual Student Essay Contest

June 1

In 2020 the JASNA Essay Contest for students will connect Jane Austen’s novels to her Juvenilia. The latter are short pieces she wrote as a young teenager — brief stories, plays, chapters of novels. Many of the works are laugh-out-loud funny, and feature some memorably naughty young ladies. They haveinspired this year’s essay topic — female “villains” in Austen’s novels. This time the assignment for high school students does differ slightly from the one for college and graduate students, so…

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