Nora Foster Stovel is Professor of English at the University of Alberta, where she teaches twentieth-century literature. She has published books and articles on Jane Austen, D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Drabble, and Margaret Laurence. She has edited four books by Margaret Laurence and has completed Divining Margaret Laurence: A Study of Her Writing. She is currently composing “‘Sparkling Subversion’: Carol Shields’s Double Vision.”
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.