I just published an essay, "British Women Writers, Big Data and Big Biography, 1780–1830," in the journal Women's Writing. The first 50 people who click on the link below may download a free copy. (Thanks for reading, and please use the link only if your library does not subscribe to the journal!)
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On the first day of our large-lecture Jane Austen course at ASU, ENG 364, we ask students to write down five words they associate with Jane Austen and make a Wordle. Then we do it again on the last day of class. Here are the results--always interesting! I love the emergence of "Regency" and "satire.(The fall of both Keira Knightley and romance do not upset me at all either.) Such a great semester with a great group of students.
Emily Friedman and I just published a co-edited special issue of Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons on “Teaching Jane Austen." The online, open-access issue includes 11 essays by leading Austen scholars, on subjects such as teaching Austen with digital resources and manuscripts (Michelle Levy), teaching her fiction in a prison setting (Michael Verderame), and teaching Austen with the Romantic poets (Beth Lau). The issue also includes an annotated bibliography on the scholarship of teaching Austen (by me and Emily Zarka), as well as a generous selection of teaching materials, including syllabi, discussion questions, assignments, and handouts. I'm just thrilled with how it turned out and grateful to all of the people at RC who made this possible, especially Prof. Kate Singer, who first suggested it, after our sessions on the subject at the Modern Language Association Convention in 2013.
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).
©2018 Devoney Looser, Dept. of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287