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Ageing in Public: Seeing Women Writers Across the Life Course

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‘Ageing in Public: Seeing Women Writers Across the Life Course’

Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, US

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 5.30 - 7pm, Stephen Langton Building, Lecture Theatre. Registration from 5:15pm.



Many British women writers of centuries past lived and wrote well into their seventh decades, though this fact remains little known. Learn about what happened to the first generations of professional women authors in Great Britain who had opportunities to publish books, almost from the cradle to the grave, in this illustrated lecture. Looser’s talk will focus particularly on what happened to those celebrated female authors who had the good fortune to reach old age but who faced the challenges of doing so in a culture that had a very limited sense of their potential.

Devoney Looser is Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, US. She is the author, most recently, of The Making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017), named a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book (Nonfiction), and the editor of the Penguin Deluxe Classics Edition of Sense and Sensibility. Her writing has appeared in the TLS, The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Independent, and Entertainment Weekly. In 2018, she was named a Guggenheim Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar in support of her next book on the sister novelists, Jane and Anna Maria Porter.

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