Elaine Bander, retired from teaching at Dawson College, JASNA member since 1993, has served as Regional Coordinator, frequent presenter, and Coordinator of the 2014 AGM in Montréal. She has chapters in two forthcoming books: “Austen’s ‘Artless’ Heroines: Catherine Morland and Fanny Price,” in Art & Artifact in Jane Austen’s Novels and Early Writings, ed. Anna Battigelli (Delaware); and "Jane Austen and the Georgian Novel," Routledge Companion to Jane Austen, ed. Cheryl Wilson and Maria Frawley (Routledge).
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.