Joyce Kerr Tarpley teaches literature and composition at Mountain View College in Dallas. Her most recent publications are Constancy and the Ethics of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (Catholic University of America Press, 2010) and “Sonship, Liberty and Promise Keeping in Sense and Sensibility” in Renascence (Winter 2011).
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.