Deborah Kaplan is Associate Professor of English at George Mason University. In addition to her book, Jane Austen among Women, she is the author of essays on Austen and other women writers, on the performance history of Restoration comedies, on professional issues, and, most recently, on hoarding.
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.