Rachel M. Brownstein is Professor of English at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she is also Executive Officer of the Liberal Studies Program. She has been teaching and writing about Jane Austen since before 1982, when her “Becoming a Heroine: Reading about Women in Novels” was published.
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.