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Dr. Linda Kornasky

Professor Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages
Academic Building 001A



  • 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.