Looser, Devoney 1967-

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LOOSER, Devoney 1967-

PERSONAL: Name is pronounced Dev-oh-knee Loe-sir; born April 11, 1967, in St. Paul, MN; daughter of LeRoy (an insurance underwriter) and Sharon (a homemaker; maiden name, Sarslow) Looser; married George Justice (a professor), June 1, 1996. Education: Augsburg College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1989; State University of New York—Stony Brook, Ph.D., 1993.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, 107 Tate Hall, University of Missouri—Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Educator and author. State University of New York—Stony Brook, instructor in English, 1989-92; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, assistant professor of English, 1993-98; University of Wisconsin—Whitewater, assistant professor of women's studies, 1998-2000; Arizona State University, Tempe, visiting assistant professor of English, 2000-01; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, assistant professor of English, 2001-02, fellow at James Smith Noel Collection, 2002; University of Missouri—Columbia, assistant professor of English, 2002—. University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, research associate at Center for Twentieth-Century Studies, 1996-97; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, fellow at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1997; Newberry Library, lecturer, 1997; Tulane University, lecturer at Newcomb Center for Research on Women, 1998. Terre Haute Council on Domestic Abuse, member of board of directors, 1997-98.

MEMBER: North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Jane Austen Society of North America (member of board of directors, 2000-02), Modern Language Association of America, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, National Women's Studies Association, Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages, Midwest Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages (cochair, 1997-99), Midwest Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, East Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Samuel Johnson Society of the Central Region.

AWARDS, HONORS: National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, 1994; Choice citation for outstanding academic title of the year, 2000, for British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820.


(Editor) Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1995.

(Editor with E. Ann Kaplan, and contributor) Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue, University of Minnesota Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1997.

British Women Writers and the Writing of History,1670-1820, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2000.

Contributor to books, including PC Wars: Politics and Theory in the Academy, edited by Jeffrey Williams, Routledge (New York, NY), 1994; Beyond the Stars V: Ideology in American Popular Film, edited by Paul Loukides and Linda Fuller, Bowling Green State University Popular Press (Bowling Green, OH), 1996; Jane Austen in Hollywood, edited by Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 1998; Critical Essays on Jane Austen, edited by Laura Mooneyham-White, G. K. Hall (Boston, MA), 1998; and The Institution of Literature, edited by Jeffrey J. Williams, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2002. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Aging and Identity, Persuasions, Style, Auto/Biography Studies, European Romantic Review, Studies in Romanticism, Journal of Modern History, and Rhetoric Review. Editor of special issue of Journal of Narrative Technique, 1998; member of editorial collective, Minnesota Review: Journal of Committed Writing, 1996—; member of editorial board, Eighteenth-Century Novel (annual), 1999—.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Postmodern Women: The Mainstreaming of Feminism in Contemporary Popular Film, for State University of New York Press (Albany, NY); Garrulous Granddames: Writing Women and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850; research on British women writers, Jane Austen, feminist theory, women's history, and generational issues among women.