Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Carolyn Sorisio

Carolyn Sorisio

  • Professor of English & Graduate Studies Coordinator
    Ph.D., Temple University
  • Research Interests
    19th century US literature with an emphasis on race and gender
  • Recent Publications
    Professor Sorisio specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature. Her publications include Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879 (Georgia UP, 2002) as well as essays in the African American Review, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and Modern Language Studies. She guest edited the 2006 ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, “Native Americans: Writing and Written” and is currently guest editing an issue of MELUS, “Cross-Racial and Cross-ethnic Collaboration and Scholarship: Contexts, Criticism, and Challenges.” Her recent scholarly work focuses on the newspaper archives by and about Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. She has published “Playing the Indian Princess?: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Newspaper Career and the Performance of American Indian Identities” in Studies in American Indian Literatures (spring 2011) and has an essay titled “Translation, Resistance & US Imperialism/Colonialism: The Case of Sarah Winnemucca” forthcoming in MELUS.