Janine Barchas, JASNA’s 2013 North American Scholar, is Professor of English at the University of Texas, where she teaches Austen in Austin. She is the author of Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity (Johns Hopkins UP, 2012), which recently appeared in paperback. She is also the creator of What Jane Saw (www.whatjanesaw.org), an online gallery that reconstructs an art exhibit attended by Jane Austen in 1813.
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.