Kathy Justice Gentile is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She is the author of Ivy Compton-Burnett (1991) and the editor of Sexing the Look in Popular Visual Culture (2010) and has also published essays on gothic fiction and film. She teaches a course on Jane Austen and film.
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.