Persuasions #5, 1983                                                                                                                                            Pages 10-12





Wayne C. Booth is the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books, but most especially of The Rhetoric of Fiction which has become a classic in the field. D. Dean Cantrell is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a professor of English at Berry College. For the past three summers she has travelled extensively in southern England following in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Currently she is engaged in compiling a literary gazetteer of JA country. Virginia Golden, poetry-travel lecturer, has been published internationally. French teacher, B.A. Mills College, California (Poet Laureate). Two poetry chap-books, Swan of Memory and Volcano Spring. Country mother of three sons. David Groves recently completed a doctoral thesis on “The Novels of Jane Austen in Relation to Eighteenth-Century Satirical Poetry.” He has published several articles on the Scottish Novelist James Hogg. (1770-1835). Ann Clare Lippincot Hanaway (Annie) is a senior at the Episcopal Academy in Merion, PA. She will graduate in June with the 200th graduating and first co-ed class of the School. A Life Member, herself, and the daughter of two Life Members she loves to read and talk about JA. Lorraine Hanaway is chairperson of the Philadelphia chapter of JASNA and was co-ordinator of the 1983 Conference. She has been active in the Society since its inception and now serves as vice-president. Charles Issawi was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, served at the Central Bank of Egypt and the U.N. Secretariat, taught at the American University of Beirut, Harvard, Columbia and Princeton; his books include: An Economic History of the Middle East and North Africa, The Arab World’s Legacy and Issawi’s Laws of Social Motion. Mary Millard comes from an academic family and herself taught English for some years. She was co-ordinator of the Toronto Conference in 1982 and is the author of Economics: A Search for Patterns (Gage: Toronto, 1971). Keiko Parker studied English literature at the Tokyo Women’s Christian University. She and her husband, John, have two award-winning pianist sons, Jon Kimura Parker (at the Julliard School) and James Edward. Their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Fumiko, was named after heroines of Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. Mary Poovey is an associate professor of English at Swarthmore College. Her publications on JA include “Persuasion and the Promises of Love,” in The Representation of Women in Fiction, (Johns Hopkins, 1983) and two chapters in The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen (Univ. of Chicago, 1984). Patricia M. Shepherd lives in the U.K. and is the author of Come Into the Garden, Cassandra, proceeds of which go to JASNA and St. Nicholas Church. Eileen Sutherland was born and brought up in British Columbia where she attended the University of B.C., graduating in English and French. She has been reading and loving JA since her teens. She attended the 1975 Bicentennial Conference at the University of Alberta, and is the co-ordinator for the Vancouver Conference in 1986. Judith Wilt teaches courses in nineteenth century British fiction and Women’s Studies at Boston College. She is the author of The Readable People of George Meredith (1975) and Ghosts of the Gothic: Austen, Eliot and Lawrence (1980).


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