Sheila Hwang is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is interested in representations of spas and seaside resorts in Austen’s works as well as in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British maps and travel literature.
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.