Anne K. Mellor is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA and the author of many books on the Romantic era: on Blake, Romantic Irony, Mary Shelley, Romanticism and gender, and women’s political writing. She is currently developing an on-line course on Austen’s novels.
ByAlex L. Milsom
Alex L. Milsom, a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA, is working on a dissertation about the rise of tour groups and the literary culture of guidebooks in Romantic and Victorian England.
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.