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Linda Gill

Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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.


Degrees

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

Sara Kakazu

Sara Kakazu, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of English

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Sara Kakazu, Ph.D. - Chair

Professor of English

Sara Kakazu has presented research at the College English Association, NeMLA, and the International Conference on Narrative. Her teaching and research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, early American literature, and African American literature, with particular focus on women's, captivity, slave, encounter, and travel narratives. She also teaches creative nonfiction and poetry.


Degrees

B.A., Walla Walla College
2002
M.A., Western Washington University
2004
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, New York
2012

Peter Katz

Peter Katz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English & Director of Honors

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Peter Katz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English & Director of Honors

Peter Katz specializes in the history and philosophy of science (particularly theories of embodiment, emotion, and cognition) and the History of the Book (particularly popular readers, the history of literary studies, and reception theory). His research has been published in Victorian Literature and Culture and the Journal of Victorian Culture, as well as edited collections. Katz teaches courses in science and literature, literary theory, and online creative writing and publication, and was 2018 Educator of the Year.


Degrees

B.A. Pacific Union College
2010
Ph.D. Syracuse University
2015

Lindsay Morton

Lindsay Morton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

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Lindsay Morton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Lindsay’s primary research area lies at the intersection of ethics and epistemology in literary journalism, with secondary interests in the areas of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. She has authored or co-authored over 16 publications ranging from truth claims in narrative journalism to the representation of agency in YA dystopian worlds. Her additional teaching fields include Renaissance Literature and Postcolonial fiction. Lindsay is on the Board of Advisors for the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies and is currently the Research Chair for the Association.


Catherine Tetz

Catherine Tetz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

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Catherine Tetz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Catherine Tetz specializes in transatlantic literature with an emphasis on women and gender studies. Her work focuses primarily on women writers in the early twentieth century, and she is particularly interested in how künstlerroman and roman á clef genres were reappropriated by women writers at the height of literary modernism. She has presented work at the Modernist Studies Association’s annual conference, as well as the International Virginia Woolf conference. She teaches classes in poetry, fiction, and both American and English modernism.