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Carolyn Sorisio

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West Chester, PA 19383

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Carolyn Sorisio

Carolyn Sorisio

Professor; Editor of College Literature
Main Hall 514


  • Ph.D., Temple University


  • 19th-Century U.S. Literature with an Emphasis on Race and Gender

Selected Publications

Professor Sorisio specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature. Her publications include The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Campaign for American Indian Rights [coedited with Cari M. Carpenter (Univ. of Nebraska P, 2015), which was awarded the 2015 Susan Koppleman Award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association] and Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879 (Georgia UP, 2002). She has guest edited special issues of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance ("Native Americans: Writing and Written" (2006)) and MELUS ("Cross-Racial and Cross-ethnic Collaboration and Scholarship: Contexts, Criticism, and Challenges" (2013)) and has published essays in the African American Review, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and Modern Language Studies. Her recent work focuses on Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins and includes essays in Studies in American Indian Literatures, MELUS, and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. She is the editor of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies.

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