Dr. Linda Joyce Brown
Linda Joyce Brown joined the English faculty at Ashland in 2006 after teaching in Connecticut for four years. She has also taught at the University of Oregon, where she received her M.A., and the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Ph.D. Brown has taught courses in American literature from its beginnings to the present; literary and social constructions of gender, race and class; the modern novel; African American literature; the myth of the American West; gothic literature; and composition. Brown's first book, published by Routledge in 2004, focused on constructions of racial difference in literature about the American immigrant experience. She has also published or presented papers on nineteenth-century constructions of gender, American Indian autobiography, contemporary media representations of race, stereoscopic photography, and the American myth of self-making. Her ongoing interests are American literature and culture, gender studies, and critical race and ethnicity studies.
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