Emily MN Kugler, an assistant professor of English at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), introduces Howard University students to Jane Austen as a key author in the study of women writers and readers in the Atlantic World. In her classes, Austen is read alongside the works of abolitionist activists, Caribbean novelists, and present-day consumer culture. During the pandemic, she is frequently found online, playing video games and Dungeons & Dragons with Dr. Friedman. They are working on a series of articles and videos related to their Playing the 18th Century project, to share their research on Austen and other period-inspired games. She can be found on Twitter @emnk, emilymnkugler.com, and https://www.youtube.com/criticalprof.
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