Mary Beth Tegan is Associate Professor of English at Saint Xavier University, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature. Her most recent essays, published in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Women’s Writing, and Studies in the Novel, explore narrative form and female novelists’ management of literary affect.
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.