Tue, May 18 | Zoom Webinar

Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and the Austen Family

In this talk, acclaimed Austen scholar Devoney Looser (Arizona State University) will explore the significance and extent of the extended Austen family's connection to the West Indian slave trade.
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Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and the Austen Family

Time & Location

May 18, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar

About the Event

The Jane Austen House Museum's recent decision to contextualize the Austen family's connections to slavery in its exhibits has caused considerable debate.  In this talk, acclaimed Austen scholar Devoney Looser (Arizona State University) will explore the significance and extent of the extended Austen family's connection to the West Indian slave trade. This event will be followed by a public Q&A.

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