Devoney Looser

Devoney Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State University. She is the author of Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2008) and British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2000; paperback 2005). The latter was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and received honorable mention for the Outstanding Book of 2000 from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Looser has edited Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism (Palgrave Macmillan, 1995) and co-edited Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue (U of Minnesota P, 1997). Since 2004, she has served as co-editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, published twice yearly by Indiana University Press. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and King?s College London?s Special Collections, among others. She is currently at work on a biographical study of sister novelists Jane and Anna Maria Porter.