Dr Linda Lang-Peralta
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Personal Biography Statement
Dr. Linda Lang-Peralta is Associate Dean in the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. As Professor of English with a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine, she has taught writing, world literature, post-colonial literature, and British Literature. She has published on the novels of the 1790s, drama in Kenya, and women writers from France, Britain, and the Caribbean. A former Fulbright scholar in Egypt and Kenya, she now serves on the Boards of the Colorado Chapter of the Fulbright Association and Denver Sister Cities International.
World Literature (African, Caribbean, Egyptian, European); Women’s Literature; Late-Eighteenth-Century and Early-Nineteenth-Century French and British Literature; Post-colonial Theory
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Comparative Literature, 1991
M.A. California State University, Long Beach
English and Comparative Literature, 1983
B.A. California State University, Long Beach English,1980
Lang-Peralta, L. (Ed. and contributor). (2006) Jamaica Kincaid and Caribbean double crossings. Newark: University of Delaware Press.
Lang-Peralta, L. (Ed.). (1999) Women, revolution and the novels of the1790s. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
Lang-Peralta, L. (Co-Ed. and contributor). (1982)Visions of peace. Long Beach: California State University,Long Beach.
Articles in books:
Lang-Peralta, L. (2010) “Crossing Borders and Transforming Genres: Alain Robbe-Grillet, Edward Saïd, and Jamaica Kincaid" in Generic instability and identity in the contemporary novel, eds. Madelena Gonzalez and Marie-Odile Pittin-Hédon. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Lang-Peralta, L. (2009) “Strategies of Subversion in the Work of Lessing, Achebe, and Ngūgī” in Stories of empire: Narrative strategies for the legitimation of an imperial world order, eds. Christa Knellwolf King and Margarete Rubik. Studies in English Literary and Cultural History 33. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag.
Lang-Peralta, L. (2003). “Olga’s story” in The self that was her story, ed. Rene Marie Freshour. Denver: 4U2C Printing.
Lang-Peralta, L. (2000). “Cultural renaissance through the performing arts in Kenya” in Modern Kenya: Social issues and perspectives, ed. Mary Ann Watson. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.
Lang-Peralta, L. (1997). “Clandestine delights”: Frances Burney’s life-writing. In L. Coleman (Ed.), Finding voice/building community:Women’s life-writing. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press.
Presented “Constructing a Post-colonial Identity: Jamaica Kincaid” at the inaugural Post-Colonial Studies Association Conference at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, May 2009.
Presented “Generic Instability in the Works of Jamaica Kincaid, Chinua Achebe, and Ngugi wa Thiongo” at Generic Instability and Identity in the Contemporary Novel Conference at the University of Avignon,France, May 2008.
Presented “Teaching Diverse Perspectives in Post-colonial Literature” at American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Long Beach,California, April 2008.
Presented “Fictions within Fictions in Achebe, Kincaid, and Lessing” at Stories of Empire: Narratological Directions in Postcolonial Theory and Practice Conference at the University of Vienna, Austria,September 2007.
Presented “Liminal Landscapes in Lessing’s African Stories” at (Land)scapes & Reflections in the English-Speaking World Conference at the University of Caen, France, June 2007.
Presented “Milan Kundera in a Global Context” at SVU World Congress, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, June 2006.
Presented “Unveiling Orientalism: The Art of Frederick Lewis in Soueif’s The Map of Love” at the 14th Conference of the Women’s History Network, Women, Art and Culture: Historical Perspectives at Southampton Solent University, Southampton, England, September 2005.
Presented “Ahdaf Soueif’s The Map of Love: Creating Common Ground” at the European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Conference in Malta, March 2005.
Presented “Walcott and Kincaid: Two Ambivalent Voices.” Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English: J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2004.
Presented “Jamaica Kincaid: ‘writing in two worlds’” at “The Islands In Between: Language, Literature, and Culture of the Eastern Caribbean” Conference in Guadeloupe, November, 2002.
Presented “History, Conquest, and Botany in Jamaica Kincaid” at the American Comparative Literature Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2002.
Presented “Ambivalence in Jamaica Kincaid” at the (Re)Thinking Caribbean Culture Conference at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, West Indies, June 2001.
Presented “’The Slight Skirmishing of a Novel Writer’: Prefaces and Women’s Education” at the Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment in Dublin, Ireland, July 1999.
Presented “Anthologies and World Literature” at the Unpacking the Anthology Conference at Edge Hill College in Ormskirk, England, July 1999.