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Skidmore College
English Department

LindaLinda Simon


B.A., Queens College
Ph.D.,  Brandeis University

In France, Fall '09


Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture
  • Non-fiction Creative Writing
  • Biography (as genre and craft)
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to literary criticism

Courses Taught:

  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 211: Fiction
  • EN 281: Writing Arts Reviews
  • EN 378: Travel Writing

Selected Publications:

  • The Biography of Alice B. Toklas (Doubleday, 1977; U Nebraska P, 1991)
  • Thornton Wilder: His World (Doubleday, 1979)
  • Genuine Reality: A Life of William James (Harcourt, 1998; U Chicago P, 1999)
  • Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray (Harcourt, 2004; Harvest, 2005)
  • The Critical Reception of Henry James: Creating a Master(Camden House, 2007)
  • Edited Gertrude Stein Remembered (U Nebraska P, 1994)
  • William James Remembered  (U Nebraska P, 1996)
  • Also author of several college writing textbooks and essays and reviews in scholarly journals and popular periodicals.
  • General Editor of the journal William James Studies
  • Editor of the series Mind and American Literature (Camden House).