Gillian Dow is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southampton. Her current book project examines British and French women writers and translation, 1750–1830. From 2014 to 2019 she was Executive Director of Chawton House. She continues to use the library collections in her research and teaching.
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.