Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office: Stauffer Hall

Phone: (707) 965-6609

Faculty Since: 1993

B.A., Andrews University, 1984
M.A., La Sierra University, 1986
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1992

Linda Gill specializes in Victorian England, development of the novel, literary theory and dramatic performance. Gill has written articles for Dickens World, The Journal of Popular culture and Victorian Institute. She has also presented papers on Victorian authors such as Bronte, Dickens and Kipling, in addition to papers on the Harry Potter novels at Popular Culture conferences. She is particularly interested in investigating identity construction, meaning making and power in narratives. In addition to teaching courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, Gill teaches courses in Acting and performs regularly in DAS productions.
Professional Activities:

“Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: Narrative, Empowerment, Gender and Religion.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal. 5.3 (2014). Ed. Dr. Anna Faktorovich. Tucson: Anamorpha-Pennsylvania Literary Press. 36-57. Print.

“The Sermon and the Victorian Novel” in The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon 1689-1901. Eds. Keith A. Francis and William Gibson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.

“The Sermon and the Victorian Novel.” The Oxford Handbook of the Modern British Sermon 1689-1901. Ed. Keith R. Francis. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012.

“Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: Narrative Empowerment, Gender and Religion.” Presentation at Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media. March, 2012.

The Princess in the Tower: Gender and Art in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Alfred Lord Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott." Victorian Institute Journal.35 (2007): 109-136. Print.

Harry's Great Expectations or the Great Expectations of Harry Potter?: Self-fashioning or Destiny in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Presentation at Popular Culture Conference, San Antonio, 2005.

"The Snake Problem: Adolescence, Masculinity and Power in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Presentation at Popular Culture Conference, San Antonio, 2004.

"Women Beware ! The Appropriation of Women in Hollywood's Revisioning of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 24 (Fall and Winter 2001): 93-98.