Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Writing by Women, Age Studies, Histories of the Novel, Historiography, Jane Austen, Jane and Anna Maria Porter, Feminist Theory and Criticism


PhD, English (with certification in Women’s Studies), SUNY-Stony Brook, 1993 BA, English, Augsburg College, 1989

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/women-writers-and-old-age-great-britain-1750–1850 British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670–1820. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000 (paperback, 2005).http://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/british-women-writers-and-writing-history-1670-1820 Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing of the Romantic Period. Ed. Devoney Looser. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/english-literature-1700-1830/cambridge-companion-womens-writing-romantic-period?format=PB%3Fformat%3DPB Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue. Ed. E. Ann Kaplan and Devoney Looser. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/generations Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism. Ed. Devoney Looser. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1995.http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/jane-austen-and-discourses-of-feminism-devoney-looser/?k=9780333638729

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

(Invited Lecture) TBA, JASNA-Minneapolis/St. Paul, 15 December 2018. (Invited Lecture), TBA, JASNA-Boise, Idaho, 8 December 2018. (Skype Lecture), TBA, JASNA-Central California, 28 July 2018. (Invited Lecture) Persuasion’s Legacy,” JASNA-Greater Chicago (to be delivered 5 May 2018). (Invited Lecture) “The Making of Jane Austen,” University of St. Thomas (to be delivered 3 May 2018). (Invited Lecture) “The Making of Jane Austen,” Friends of the Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (to be delivered 23 April 2018). (Invited Lecture) “The Making of Jane Austen,” on Jane Austen, 92nd Street Y, New York (to be delivered 22 April 2018). (Invited Lecture) “The Afterlife of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility,” Vincent A. DeLuca Lecture, University of Toronto (to be delivered 27 March 2018). “Public Intellectuals and the Eighteenth Century,” (roundtable) American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (to be delivered 24 March 2018).  (Invited Lecture) “The Making of Jane Austen,” Trinity College, Hartford, CT (to be delivered 12 February 2018). (Invited Lecture) “Jane Austen, Now and Then,” UNLV University Forum, Las Vegas, NV (to be delivered 30 January 2018).


American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) Modern Language Association (MLA) North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

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