It was a lovely July 18th, but I was so nervous about delivering my Jane Austen talk that I forgot it was the 248th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Oops. I feel so privileged to have been able to spend that day with colleagues at the British Association for Romantic Studies in Cardiff University, thanks to the work of Anthony Mandal, Jane Moore, and Gillian Dow, among others. It was a vibrant weekend of nearly 250 presenters, and the intellectual exchange was exceptionally rich. Truly grateful to have been a part of it.
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).