Selected Bibliography from Devoney Looser’s “Jane Austen’s Family, Slavery, and Anti-Slavery” lecture, with Jane Austen & Co. "Race and the Regency" lecture series (18 May 2021)
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Read the essay and listen to the interview: Devoney Looser in the Times Literary Supplement:
“Breaking the Silence: The Austen Family’s Complex Entanglements with Slavery,” TLS (21 May 2021) pp. 2-3.
and TLS Podcast Interview.
Anonymous. The Woman of Colour: A Tale. Ed. Lyndon J. Dominique. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2007. [Originally published 1808]
Dominque, Lyndon J. Imoinda's Shade: Marriage and the African Woman in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, 1759-1808. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2012.
Gerzina, Gretchen. Black London: Life Before Emancipation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995. Available for free download: https://www.dartmouth.edu/library/digital/publishing/books/gerzina1995/
White, Gabrielle V. Jane Austen in the Context of Abolition: 'a fling at the slave trade.’ New York: Palgrave, 2005.
Deep Dives into George Austen, James Langford Nibbs, and Morris Robinson
Coulombeau, Sophie. “’Fill up His Blanks’: Making Matthew Montagu,” [Morris Robinson information], Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 4 (Winter 2018): 537-71.
Gibbon, Frank. “The Antiguan Connection: Some New Light on ‘Mansfield Park,’” The Cambridge Quarterly. Vol. 11, No. 2 (1982): 298-305.
Perry, Ruth. “Jane Austen and British Imperialism,” Monstrous Dreams of Reason: Body, Self, and Other in the Enlightenment. Ed. Mita Choudhury. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 2002, pp. 231-254.
Southam, Brian. “The Silence of the Bertrams: Slavery and the Chronology of Mansfield Park,” Times Literary Supplement (17 February 1995): 13-14.
Free Access Websites/Videos for Further Exploration/Research
Akin to Jane: https://www.janeaustensfamily.co.uk/akin-to-jane/akin-to-jane.index.html
British Fiction, 1800-29. http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk/
Legacies of British Slavery: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/
National Portrait Gallery, for Benjamin Robert Haydon painting, “The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840.” https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw00028/The-Anti-Slavery-Society-Convention-1840
Virtual JaneCon 2021 Playlist (on YouTube): www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMwGZNvZFhh66CjTAN0l0ntVV4ldLrJXQ
Austen Criticism and Austen Family Biographies Mentioned
Baugh, Victoria. “Mixed-Race Heiresses and Early Nineteenth-Century Literature: Sanditon’s Miss Lambe in Context,” European Romantic Review. Vol. 29, No. 4 (2018): 449-458.
Chander, Manu Samriti and Patricia A. Matthew, “Abolitionist Interruptions: Romanticism, Slavery, and Genre,” European Romantic Review, Vol. 29, No. 4 (2018): 431-434.
Clery, E. J. Jane Austen: The Banker’s Sister. London: Biteback Publishing, 2017.
Hubback, J. H. and Edith C. Jane Austen’s Sailor Brothers: Being the Adventures of Sir Francis Austen, G. C. B. Admiral of the Fleet, and Rear-Admiral Charles Austen. London: John Lane, 1906.
Kindred, Sheila Johnson. Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2017.
Lane, Maggie. Jane Austen's Family Through Five Generations. London; Robert Hale, 1984.
LeFaye, Deirdre, ed. A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Family, 1600–2000. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Slothouber, Linda. Jane Austen, Edward Knight, & Chawton: Commerce & Community. Gaithersburg, MD: Woodpigeon Publishing, 2015.
Devoney Looser’s Mentioned Recent Work on Austen and the Austen Family
The Great Courses: The Life and Works of Jane Austen (24 30-minute lectures, The Teaching Company, 2021). (720 min.)
The Making of Jane Austen. Johns Hopkins UP, 2017. 304 pages. Paperback, 2019 (with new afterword).
“Fame in the Family: Jane Austen’s Political Legacy,” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature. 133 (Summer 2018): 7–23. DOI 10.1353/vct.2018.0002
“Pride and Prostitutes” (co-authored with Ruth Knezevich), Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine 76 (Jul/Aug 2015), pp. 23-30.
“Jane Austen’s Afterlife, West Indian Madams, and the Literary Porter Family: Two New Letters from Charles Austen” (with Ruth Knezevich), Modern Philology, vol. 112, no. 3 (2015), pp. 554–568.
(Full CV here: https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/284225/cv )
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