Devoney Looser, JASNA’s North American Scholar for the 2017 AGM, is the author of The Making of Jane Austen(2017). She is Professor of English at Arizona State University and author or editor of six other books on literature by women. Her recent writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Salon, The TLS, and Entertainment Weekly.
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.