David Monaghan is Professor of English at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of Jane Austen: Structure and Social Vision and editor of two books of essays on Austen. His other books deal with John le Carré and the literature of the Falklands War.
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.