DEVONEY LOOSER

Devoney Looser is professor of English at Arizona State University. She is a contributor to Slate and participates in roller derby as Stone Cold Jane Austen. She has written several books on British literature, including British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670–1820. You can follow her on Twitter at @devoneylooser

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Knee Pads, Fishnet & Feminism: Inside the Roller Derby Revival
Knee Pads, Fishnet & Feminism: Inside the Roller Derby Revival
In just over a decade, roller derby has swept around the world to 40 different countries. A literature professor who competes in bouts as Stone Cold Jane Austen gives an inside view and asks what roller derby's popularity says about women in sports.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
“That medal earned me a respect I couldn’t have acquired in any other field. It occurred to me that the winner’s podium was a pretty good place from which to conduct a women’s movement.” –Pat Summitt
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