Professor and Chair
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD Brown University American Studies 1993 MA Brown University American Studies 1989 BA City University of New York Baccalaureate Program Women's Studies 1985
Areas of Expertise
- U.S. Literature
U.S. Women's Literature and Culture
African American Literature
U.S. Women's History
Asian American Studies
Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
Books in Field Of Expertise
Grasso, Linda. The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's Literature in America, 1820-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2002. 249 pgs.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Grasso, Linda M.. "'You are No Stranger to Me': Georgia O’Keeffe’s Fan Mail." Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History. 5 (2013): 24-40.
Grasso, Linda. "Academically on Course." Inside Higher Ed. 2 September 2011: .
Grasso, Linda. "Reading Published Letter Collections as Literary Texts: Correspondence Between Maria Chabot and Georgia O’Keeffe, 1941-1949." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 25. 2 (Fall 2008): 239-250.
Grasso, Linda. "Inventive Desperation: Anger, Violence, and Belonging in Mary Wilkins Freeman’s and Sui Sin Far’s Murderous Mother Stories." American Literary Realism. 38.1 (Fall 2005): 18-31.
Grasso, Linda. "Masking Volcanic Anger: The Repressive World of Nineteenth-Century White Female Emotional Culture." Prospects: An Annual Journal of American Cultural Studies. 27 (2003): 27-48.
Grasso, Linda. "Changing Conversations, Shifting Paradigms: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Women's Literary Scholarship in the Twenty-First Century." College Literature. 29.2 (2002): 149-158.
Grasso, Linda. "Louisa May Alcott's 'Magic Inkstand': Little Women, Feminism, and The Myth of Regeneration." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies. 19.1 (1998): 177-192.
Grasso, Linda. "Anger in the House: Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall and the Redrawing of Emotional Boundaries in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America." Studies in the American Renaissance. (1995): 251-261.
Grasso, Linda. "‘Thwarted Life, Mighty Hunger, Unfinished Work:’ The Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Women Writing in America." ATQ: 19th C. American Literature and Culture. 8.2 (June 1994): 97-118.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Grasso, Linda. "Edited Letter Collections as Epistolary Fictions: Imagining African American Women’s History in Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends." . Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860. Ed. Theresa Strouth Gaul and Sharon M. Harris. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company 2009: 249-267.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"Review of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Vol. 1, 1915-1933. Selected, Annotated, and Edited by Sarah Greenough. New Haven: Yale University Press in association with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2011." (September 2013): 249-251.