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Shelley DeWees presents "Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature"

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This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather looming over the state.

Look for the rescheduled date in January. Our apologies for an inconvenience.

Like many readers, Shelley DeWees adored Jane Austen and novels like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and spent hours in their "land of delicious fantasy, one of misty gardens and snug cottages in Devonshire" or "windswept moors... and dark, barren houses." But as much as she loved these books, she began to wonder: Were these reclusive parsons' daughters the only women writing anything of note during late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain? 

DeWees answers her question in Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature, which weaves history, biography, and critical analysis into a rip-roaring narrative of a nation's fabulous, yet mostly forgotten, female literary heritage. A feminist history of literary Britain, Not Just Jane is a witty and fascinating debut. 

About the Author:

Shelley DeWees has a graduate degree in ethnomusicology, several tattoos, and a documented obsession with British literature. Her writing has appeared on Austenprose, Jane Austen's World, and Jane Austen Today, and after time spent teaching in Korea she recently moved back to Minneapolis with her husband. 

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