Jane Austen on Screens, Mary Shelley Scores a Museum, and Pandemic Arguments Over Packing Paper Clips
Jane Austen & Co., Slavery & Anti-Slavery, TLS, and a little Shoephoria
The latest from Devoney Looser on history's strong women, from Jane Austen to roller derby.
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…
Dear Jane-Friends: I hope this finds you safe and healthy, with every promise of continuing so. I'm writing today, quickly, because I want to make sure…
Dear Jane-Friends: Hello! I am writing to you today as if there is normalcy. I am pretending. Maybe you are reading this pretending, too? If so, hey th…
Dear Jane-Friends: What an Austen-tastic 2020 it's been so far. It's almost enough to make a person temporarily forget about global warming, infectious…