Jan Fergus, Professor of English at Lehigh University and a frequent speaker at JASNA regional and national meetings, has published a biography of Jane Austen (Jane Austen: A Literary Life), a critical study, and numerous articles. Her most recent book, Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-century England, will be issued by Oxford University Press.
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.
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