Claudia L. Johnson, JASNA’s 2008 Carol Medine Moss Keynote Lecturer, is Murray Professor of English Literature and Department Chair at Princeton University. Her books include Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel, Equivocal Beings: Politics, Gender and Sentimentality in the 1790s, and scholarly editions of several Austen novels. She is finishing a book on author-love, Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures.
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.