Pat Michaelson, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, is the author of Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading, and Speech in the Age of Austen (2002). She was a first-time attender (and speaker) at the 2011 AGM.
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.