Lauren Wilwerding is currently working on her Ph.D. in English at Boston College. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century literature and culture, specifically the place of the single woman in nineteenth-century plots. She obtained an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College.
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.