Annette M. LeClair is a librarian at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She has delivered programs on Austen at a variety of JASNA regional meetings and AGMs. Her work on Austen’s legacy and readership has been published previously in Persuasions, Persuasions On-Line, and MLA’s Approaches to Teaching Austen’s Emma.
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.