Gillian Dow (email: email@example.com) is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Southampton. She is also Executive Director of Chawton House Library. She has published widely on Jane Austen and her contemporaries and has a special interest in pan-European women writers and translation. Her most recent collection of essays, co-edited with Jennie Batchelor, is Women’s Writing, 1660–1830: Feminisms and Futures (2017).
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.