Barbara Britton Wenner is an associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches courses on Jane Austen and the eighteenth-century novel. Her articles have previously appeared in Persuasions, and she has written a book, Prospect and Refuge in the Landscape of Jane Austen (Ashgate 2005).
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.