I'm grateful to Romantic Circles, whose reviewer found The Making of Jane Austen to be original, engaging, and "even gripping." She concludes, "Looser matches her thesis with her rhetoric: The Making of Jane Austen is both an essential, rigorously researched text for serious Austen scholars and an irresistibly lively reading experience." Wow! Thank you so much for your careful and appreciative assessment.
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).
Here's the latest on subjects that fire me up: Jane Austen, British women writers, age studies, and roller derby.
I'm happily at work on several projects, including an edition of Sense and Sensibility for Penguin Random House (out 5 Feb 2019), a genuine Jane Austen quotation book, The Daily Jane Austen, for the University of Chicago Press (out fall 2019), and a biography on sister novelists Jane and Anna Maria Porter. When I can elbow my way into it, I also write on roller derby, women, and sports.