Persuasions #9, 1987                                                                                                                                            Page 99




Dean Cantrell is a professor of English at Berry College.  She has travelled extensively in southern England, following in the footsteps of Jane Austen.  Jocelyn Creigh Cass, who has strayed from seventeenth-century bibliography into Jane Austen, teaches English at Fraser Valley College, B.C.  August de Berdt, associate professor at Berry College, is a freelance artist.  Mary DeForest is a professor of classics at Hamilton College.  Jane Austen and Homer are her two passions in life.  Judith W. Fisher is a professional actress, and a doctoral fellow in English at the University of Alberta.  Kathleen Glancy, a lifelong resident of Edinburgh, is a Civil Servant whose attitude to life, and even to Jane Austen, is incurably frivolous.  Virginia Golden is the author of two poetry chapbooks.  She feels that Jane Austen is the ultimate stylist for any student of writing, and ought to be regarded as the Mozart of literature.  Mary Hardenbrook is a pianist, a free-lance artist, and computer secretary for JASNA, Southwest.  Barbara Horwitz, of the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, is currently working on an anthology of recent criticism of the Romantics, including Jane Austen.  Sidney Ives is University Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Florida, Gainsville.  Laurie Kaplan, a professor at Goucher College, will spend her sabbatical in Cambridge this year, investigating metafiction in Northanger Abbey.  Celine Kear specialized in French literature at Laval University, and wrote her master’s thesis on Daudet; but Jane Austen has become the literary love of her life.  Gaye King is currently writing a book on Jane Austen’s tour of the English Midlands.  Deborah Knuth is an associate professor teaching English and women’s studies at Colgate University.  A. Walton Litz of Princeton University, patron and Board member of JASNA, is the author of Jane Austen: A Study of her Artistic Development, and of studies of Joyce, Stevens and T.S. Eliot.  Ellen E. Martin is currently researching psychoanalytic readings of mediaeval literature as a Mellon Faculty Fellow at Harvard, and will begin teaching at Vassar next fall.  Constance Pilgrim, author of Dear Jane, has loved Jane Austen since her childhood, when her sister read the novels aloud to her.  Patricia M. Shepherd, Jane Austen addict and A.A. Milne enthusiast, has published light verse in book form.  She lectures on a variety of literary subjects.  Janice C. Simpson, a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, is currently writing a thesis entitled “George Eliot and the Epic Tradition.”  Patricia Meyer Spacks is Professor and Chairperson of English at Yale University.  She is the author of The Female Imagination, Imagining the Self, The Adolescent Idea, and Gossip.  Judith Terry, who teaches English at the University of Victoria, is the author of Miss Abigail’s Part, or Versions and Diversions, which provides a servant’s eye view of the events in Mansfield Park.  Anthony Trollope is the Honorary Secretary of the Jane Austen Society, JASNA’s sister in Britain.  He lives in Jane Austen country.  Sallie R. Wadsworth is an income tax preparer and a bookworm.

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