Penny Gay (email: email@example.com) is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney. Her books include Jane Austen and the Theatre (2002), and she has made numerous contributions to collections of Austen-themed essays, including The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen (2nd ed., 2011) and Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Mansfield Park (2014). She also publishes extensively on Shakespeare.
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.