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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Dr. Linda A. Kornasky

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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
  • “The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” Forthcoming in Edith Wharton Review. Winter or Spring 2013. Print.
  • “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 P, 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.Vol. 6, issue 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. Print.


  • Faculty Sponsor, POWER (Professional Organization for Women’s Equal Rights)
  • Chair, Angelo State University Gender Studies Committee



  • The Glimpses of the Moon meets Geoffrey Miller’s Spent.” American Literature Association Conference, San Francisco, May, 2012.
  • “Feminism Isn’t a Dirty Word.” Texas Tech University Annual Women’s Studies Conference, April, 2012.
  • “The Influence of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening on Edith Summers Kelley’sWeeds: 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.
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