Book Discussion: The Making of Jane Austen

Meeting and Book Discussion: The Making of Jane Austen with Devoney Looser

A Q&A with the author followed by a lively discussion with the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Central California Region.

Saturday, July 28th at 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Woodward Park Regional Library Meeting Room, Fresno. 
Free and open to the public.

32756844Discuss this award-winning non-fiction title with Central California’s official JASNA Region and talk to the author for a 45-minute Skype chat about the book! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear Dr. Looser discuss her work and answer questions about her fascinating approach to Austen studies.

Stay for a discussion of the book and to discover more about the Jane Austen Society of North America and our events in Central California. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Submit questions for the Q&A in advance by e-mailing them to Regional Coordinator Heather will put together a list for discussion.

CaptureDevoney Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State University. She is author of “The Making of Jane Austen” (2017), “Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain 1750-1850” (2008) and “British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820” (2000), co-editor of “Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue” (1997) and editor of “Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism” (1995). She writes and teaches on the history of the novel and literature by women. A Minnesota native, Looser traded in her ice skates for roller skates in middle age and has played roller derby under the name Stone Cold Jane Austen. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, professor and Austen scholar George Justice, and their tween-teen sons.
(559) 384-2973

This talk and discussion is hosted in partnership with the Fresno County Libraries. The book is available on Amazon or at the Fresno County Library and Kern County Library