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Skidmore College
English Department
Linda Hall

Linda Hall

Associate Professor

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.F.A., Columbia University

Office: Palamountain 318
Phone: (518) 580-5182

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Literary nonfiction (especially cultural criticism and the personal essay)
  • Alice Munro
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Thomas Hardy

Courses Taught:

  • EN 381: Advanced Projects Writing Nonfiction
  • EN 378: Nonfiction Workshop
  • EN 378: Cultural Criticism
  • EN 364W: Advanced Prose Style
  • EN 364: Literary Journalism
  • EN 280: Logic and Rhetoric
  • EN 280: Science Writing
  • EN 280: Political Writing
  • EN 280: How to Write a Sentence
  • EN 228: Prose Boot Camp
  • EN 105/EN 105H: Writing on Demand
  • SSP 100: Writing America

Selected Publications:

Essays and reviews published in PopMatters, The Daily BeastSalmagundi, Southwest Review, The Guardian, The American Prospect, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Hudson Review, New York, Under the Sun, The Globe and Mail.


  • Kress Family Creative Pedagogy Grant
  • Faculty commencement speaker
  • Jon Ramsey Periclean Honors Forum Lecturer
  • McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction
  • Bechtel Prize finalist
  • four "Notable Essays of the Year" in The Best American Essays profiled in The Best 300 Professors