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Dr. Linda A. Kornasky

Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Ph.D., Tulane University
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island
  • American women’s literature
  • American literary realism
  • Naturalism
  • Regionalism
  • Disability studies
  • Virginia and Economics.” Forthcoming in Ellen Glasgow Journal of Southern Women Writers. 2014 issue (18 pages typescript).
  • “Edith Wharton’s The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” Edith Wharton Review. 29.1 (Spring 2013): 11-20.
  • “‘To Go into Partnership’: Gender, Class, Ethnicity, and the American Dream in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.Critical Insights: The American Dream. Ed. Keith Newlin. Ipswich, MA: Salem P, 2013. 18-35.
  • The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” Edith Wharton Review. 29.1 (Spring 2013): 11-20. Print.
  • “An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko.” Concho River Review. 26.2 (Fall 2012): 50-68.
  • “Polka Settles the Score in The Schmenges: The Last Polka.” Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small. Ed. Cynthia J. Miller. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. 53-72. Print.
  • “‘Discovery of a Treasury:’ Orrick Johns and the Influence of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening on Edith Summers Kelley’s Weeds.”  Studies in American Naturalism. 6. 2 (Winter 2011): 197-215. Print.
  • “Disabling Modernism: Ellen Glasgow’s In This Our Life.” Ellen Glasgow Journal of Southern Women Writers. 4 (2011): 73-100. Print.
  • “Writer Spiegelman No Stranger to Controversy.” San Angelo Standard-Times. February 18, 2011. Web and print.
  • “American Literary Naturalism and Sexuality.” The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism. Ed. Keith Newlin. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011. 241-256. Print.
  • “A Call to Professors.” Diversity and Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures. 12. 2 (Spring 2010): 20. Web and print.
  • “Identity Politics and Invisible Disability in the Classroom.” 17 March, 2009. Web.
  • “‘The Right Kind Polish Stick to the Country:’ Ecocentrism, Ethnicity, and Gender in Gladys Hasty Carroll’s As the Earth Turns.” Maine’s Place in the Environmental Imagination. Ed. Michael D. Burke. London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 89-104. Print.
  • “Becoming Texas: The Fusion of Regional Identities in San Angelo’s Popular Culture.” Popular Culture Review. 19. 2 (Summer 2008): 89-99. Print.
  • “Teaching American Women Naturalists.” ALN (American Literary Naturalism). 2. 2 (Spring 2008): 8-15. Print.
  • “The Invisible Stigma in Ellen Glasgow’s The Descendant.”  Regarding Ellen Glasgow: Essays for Contemporary Readers.  Ed. Welford Dunaway Taylor and George Longest.
  • Richmond: Library of Virginia, 2001. 85-94. Print.
  • “Sexuality and the Death of the Southern Woman Artist.”  The Ellen Glasgow Newsletter. 41 (Fall 1998): 1, 3-4. Print.
  • “On ‘Listen[ing] to Spectres, too:’ Wharton’s Bunner Sisters and Ideologies of Sexual Selection.” American Literary Realism, 1870-1910. 30. 1 (Fall 1997): 47-58. Print.
  • “Ellen Glasgow’s Disability.” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Culture. 49. 2 (Spring 1996): 281-293. Print.


  • Chair, Angelo State University Gender Studies Committee
  • Curator, English and Modern Languages Faculty Peer-Reviewed Publication Exhibit


  • “Katherine Anne Porter’s Noon Wine and American Literary Naturalism by Women Writers.” American Literature Association Conference, Washington D.C., May 2014.
  • Virginia and Economics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Ellen Glasgow on Conventional Motherhood.” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May, 2013.
  • “Edith Wharton’s The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May, 2012.
  • “The Influence of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening on Edith Summers Kelley’s Weeds: Biographical Connections?” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May, 2011.
  • “Debating Darwinian Sexual Selection in Late Nineteenth Century America.” Texas Tech University Annual Gender Studies Conference, Lubbock, February, 2011.
  • “Creating an Advanced Course in Gender Studies.” The National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Philadelphia, November, 2009.
  • “Texas Digital Library and Journal of Texas Women Writers: A Perfect Match,” Keynote Address for Open Access Week, Baylor University, Waco, TX, October 20, 2009.
  • “‘Ways of Seeing’ Gay and Lesbian Student Groups at Texas State Universities.” Poster Presentation. Texas Tech University Annual Women’s Studies Conference, April, 2009.
  •  “Polka Settles the Score in The Schmenges: The Last Polka.” Far West American Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2009.
  • “The Descent of the Southern Lady: Naturalism in Ellen Glasgow’s Virginia.” MLA, Chicago, December, 2007.
  •  “Opposites Attract: Regionalism and Naturalism in Edith Summers Kelley’s Weeds and Dorothy Scarborough’s The Wind.” ALA Symposium on Naturalism, Newport Beach, CA, October, 2007.
  • “Darwinian Lovers: Connie’s Dilemma in Adrien Lyne’s Unfaithful.” Popular Culture Association, Boston, April, 2007.
  •  “Jim’s Deaf Daughter and the ‘Deef and Dumb’ Duke: Silence, Disability, and the Landscape of Slavery in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” SCMLA, Dallas, October, 2006.
  •  “The ‘Indissoluble Matrimony’ of Darwinism and Feminism.” Second International Rebecca West Society Conference, New York, September, 2005.
  •  “Southern Moonshiners and Tidewater Ladies: Naturalism in Majorie Kinnan Rawlings’s South Moon Under and Ellen Glasgow’s The Sheltered Life,” Majorie Kinnan Rawlings Society Conference, Crystal River, FL, March 30-April 2, 2005.
  •  “On the Margins of Two Borders: A Popular Culture Reading of San Angelo, Texas,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, April, 2004.
  •  “Genre, Gender, and Region in Dorothy Scarborough’s 1925 West Texas Novel, The Wind,” Western Literature Association Conference, Tucson, October 2002.