Danielle Barkley has a Ph.D. from McGill University, as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Toronto. Her dissertation focused on silver fork novels in the 1820s and 1830s, and her teaching interests include Romantic and Victorian literature. Her current research focuses on how periodical culture shaped fictional genres in the nineteenth century.
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.