Devoney Looser
Created 17 Apr 2021
The latest from writer-professor Devoney Looser ( on history's strong women, from Jane Austen to roller derby.

Latest Posts

Sister Novelists's Launch!
25 Oct 2022 7 3
Dear Jane-friends, book-friends, and friends of history’s strong women: It’s here. Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës is published today fr...
Sister Novelists Countdown!
16 Oct 2022 7 5
Hello Jane-friends, book-loving friends, and friends of history’s strong women! I’m writing with a few updates before the 10/25 launch of Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved t...
The Latest from Devoney (Sept. '22)
17 Sep 2022 4 3
Dear Jane-Friends: Do you feel like you blinked and summer passed? Jane Austen captured this sensation when she wrote in an October 25, 1808 letter to her sister, “It came into my head that at this ti...
The Latest from Devoney (June '22)
24 Jun 2022 6 2
Dear Jane-Friends: Hello from Phoenix, where we’ve entered the “Yes, you could possibly burn your hands on your car’s steering wheel” season. Hibernating indoors has its benefits now, as I put the fin...
The Latest from Devoney (April '22)
16 Apr 2022 7 1
Dear Jane-Friends: The quote of Jane Austen’s that I have on my mind these days is one from Emma: “Every body was either surprized or not suprized.” I feel like that about covers it for the first mont...

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