The latest from Devoney Looser on history's strong women, from Jane Austen to roller derby.
Jane Austen & Co., Slavery & Anti-Slavery, TLS, and a little Shoephoria
Welcome to Counterpoise by me, Devoney Looser. Hi, I'm Devoney, Regents Prof. at Arizona State University. I write, read, teach, and shout out abou…
Dear Jane-Friends: Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are somehow muddling through, finding strength and hope. I trust that your parents, and all of you…
Dear Jane-friends: As most of you know, December 16th is Austen's 245th birthday. It's just five years until her 250th birthday--or Sestercentennial or…
Dear Jane-Friends: It was great to see some of you at the JASNA AGM a few weeks ago. I got a chance to hold up some books by one of the keynoters and a…
Dear Jane-Friends, Each time I write you, I think, "Maybe next time we're in touch, it will feel a little less cataclysmic?" So far, not so! At least J…
Dear Jane-friends, derby-friends, book-friends, and (I hope) *healthy* friends, Has it been a few months or what? I'd be lying if I told you I felt lik…
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