Ms. Linda Hill

A former chair of the Department of English, Ms. Hill continues to devote herself to teaching, research, grantsmanship, and service at Claflin University.

Biography

Ms. Hill had a variety of options when she began her career. However, instead of moving to New York or Chicago or Los Angeles, she chose to start her career at what was then Claflin College but is now Claflin University. She has never looked back. At Claflin, she has been able to pursue her passions for reading and writing and to transmit her passion, knowledge and skills in these and related areas to her students.

She is particularly well known for her editing. She serves as an assistant editor of Short Story, the refereed journal of the Society for the Study of the Short Story; moreover, she served as the guest editor of the Spring 2007 issue. In addition, her editing credits include several Claflin University catalogs, an institutional self study, and the books Men of Vision: Claflin College and her Presidents and Dr. Vermelle Jamison Johnson’s Torchbearers: First Ladies of Claflin University.

Education

  • 24 graduate hours toward the Ph.D. in English Literature completed at the University of South Carolina in Columbia
  • M.S. in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Research Interests

  • Themes in Young Adult Literature
  • The Depiction of Female Circumcision in Fiction and Memoirs
  • Wilkie Collins and His Novels
  • Barbara Pym and Her Novels
  • Barbara Comyns and Her Novels
  • Julia Peterkin and Her Novels

Experience

 

Recent Publications

Ratliff, Peggy Stevenson, and Linda R. Hill. “The Depiction of Female Circumcision in Selected Memoirs by Female African Writers and Novels by Female African American Writers.” Journal of Intercultural Disciplines 15 (2016): 55-67.

Hill, Linda R. “Connecting to Young Adult Literature Through Creative Writing.” Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success: Beyond the Language and Literature Classroom. Ed. Mary Alice Trent and Donald Pardlow. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 45-56.

Hill, Linda R. “Using the Reading Journal to Enhance the Teaching of Literature.” Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success: Beyond the Language and Literature Classroom. Ed. Mary Alice Trent and Donald Pardlow. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 221-31.

Recent Presentations

“The Bullied, the Bullies, and the Not-So Innocent in Dori Hillestad Butler’s YANovel The Truth about Truman” at the 13th Annual Conference on Contemporary English and Language Arts Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, Claflin University, October 29, 2014

Co-Presenter and co-author (with Dr. Peggy S. Ratliff, Professor of English,Claflin University) of “The Depiction of Female Circumcision in Selected Memoirs by Female African Writers and Novels by Female African American Writers,” College Language Association Conference, Dallas, TX, April 9, 2015

Co-Presenter and co-author (with Dr. Peggy S. Ratliff, Professor of English,Claflin University) of "Studying the Works of Julia Peterkin," Fourteenth Claflin University Conference on Contemporary English and Literature Pedagogy in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, October 28, 2015

Ms. Linda Hill
Assistant Professor of English
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Contact
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803-535-5217