Carol L. West is a Professor of English and Chair of the Humanities Area at Hendrix College, where her teaching includes a senior seminar course on Jane Austen. Her 2018 JASNA AGM paper, “In Defense of Inconstancy: The Rewards of ‘Second Attachments’ in Persuasion,” was published in Persuasions 40 (2018).
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.