The late Beth Lau was Professor of English Emerita at California State University, Long Beach. She published numerous books and articles on Jane Austen, John Keats, and other Romantic-era British writers. Her publications on Austen include the edited collection Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind (Routledge, 2018).
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.