Douglas Murray has taught at Belmont University since 1987. His and Margaret Doody’s edition of Austen’s miscellaneous writings—Catharine and Other Writings—helped establish the artistry and importance of Austen’s early works. In the spring of 2022, he teaches at Harlaxton College, Lincolnshire. He is also an organist and improviser.
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.