Margie Burns teaches English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she chairs the UMBC Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee. Her publications include scholarly and freelance articles in peer-reviewed journals and general-audience periodicals, a weblog on public issues, and Firearms Regulation in the Bill of Rights(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.