James Flavin, Professor of English, teaches literature and writing courses at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. In addition to Jane Austen his research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English literature, Native American literature, and Irish literature.
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.