Robin Runia is Associate Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana. Her publications explore issues of religion and spirituality in mid-eighteenth-century women’s writing as well as gender, sexuality, and race in works throughout the long eighteenth century.
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.