LINDA J. HOLLAND-TOLL, PH.D.

Associate Professor of English

Mount Olive College

Mount Olive College, North Carolina 28365

919-658-7845

lholland-toll@moc.edu


Education:

Ph.D. in English Literature,

University of Nevada, Reno, 1999


M.A. in English Literature,

University of Nevada, Reno, 1991


B.S. in English Education, cum laude

Minor in History

Southern Illinois University, 1972


Areas of Teaching Proficiency:

Areas of Specialty:

American Literature

Genre Studies

Humanities

Areas of Competence:

Composition

British Literature


Professional Experience:

Mount Olive College

Department of English

Associate Professor of English (2005- )

Associate Professor of Education (2006- )

Coordinator, Heritage Program (2004-05)

Chair, Honors Committee (2007- )

Advisor, English Education (2006- )

Newberry College

Department of English

Assistant Professor, August (2000-2004)

University of Nevada, Reno

Department of English

Teaching Fellow, August (1993-1999)

Adjunct Faculty, January (1999-2000)

Western Nevada Community College

Department of English

Communication Skills Center Director (1988-91)

Department Liaison (1989-90)

Instructor (1991-93)

Adjunct Faculty (1998-2000)

Truckee Meadows Community College

Adjunct Faculty (1999-2000)


Teaching Experience:

Literature Courses:

Survey of American Literature Through the Civil War

Survey of American Literature from the Civil War to the Present

World Literature: The Major Authors

Survey of World Literature through the Renaissance

Survey of World Lit Through the Twentieth Century

African-American Literature

American Literature & Culture: Native American, African-American & Asian-American Voices

American Literature and Culture: The Immigrant Experience in Fiction

Studies in Classic American Literature

British Literature: The Major Authors

Survey of British Literature Through the Eighteenth Century

Survey of British Literature From the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Chaucer and the Medieval Period

Victorian and Modern Literature

Themes of Literature: Horror Fiction

Themes of Literature: Serial Killers in Film and Reality

Themes of Literature: Community and Horror **

Special Topics: Detective Fiction: Evolution of a Genre **

Special Topics: Survey of Detective Fiction

Special Topics: Women & Literature

Special Topics: The Changing Faces of Monstrosity

Special Topics: Fantasy Fiction

Topics in Modern Literature: Gothic Literature

Topics in Modern Literature: Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Mythology, Fantasy, and Science Fiction

Popular Literature Genres: Adventure

Popular Literature Genres: Bestsellers

Popular Literature Genres: Contemporary Faerie Tales

Popular Literature Genres: The Epic in Book and Film

Popular Literature Genres: Detective Fiction

Popular Literature Genres: Extremely Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

Popular Literature Genres: Fantasy Fiction

Popular Literature Genres: Historical Fiction

Popular Literature Genres: Horror

Popular Literature Genres: Science Fiction: Time Traveling

Popular Literature Genres: Women in Literature

Senior Thesis/Portfolio


Linguistics:

History of the English Language

Introduction to Language


Honors Program

Great Ideas

Great Books

Issues & Forums

Oral History Project

Study & Travel

Senior Departmental Honors

Humanities:

Western Traditions Core Curriculum Sequence:

The Foundations of Western Culture

The Modern World

The American Experience

Masterworks of Western Civilization I & II

Composition Courses:

Composition and Rheto­ric

Composition and Literature

Composition II: Cities, Cultures & Conversations

Advanced Composition and Rhetoric: Crossing Cultures

Freshman Composition and Introduction to Library Research

Introduction to Literature and the Research Paper

Communications Courses:

Public Speaking (ENG 241)

Developmental Courses:

Individualized Communica­tion Skills

Basic Writing Improvement

How To Succeed in College

Basic Reading Improvement

Power Reading

How to Succeed in College and the Fundamentals of English


** graduate level courses


Publications:

Books:

As American As Mom, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Constructing Community in Contemporary American Horror Fiction. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001.


Articles:


“Cherchez Les Femmes: Someone’s in the Kitchen with Charlotte: Classic Detective Fiction, Victorian Womanhood, and the Private Sphere in Anne Perry’s Charlotte Pitt Series.”

Accepted for Publication, Journal of Popular Culture

Early View, Blackwell-Wily

“We’re All Bankrupt Now”: The Calculus of Expediency in The Day of the Triffids and No Blade of Grass.” Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror, #6 http://www.simegen.com/writers/dissections/index.html


Unleashing the Gremlins in the Crypt: Teaching Horror Fiction.”

Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror, # 5 (http://www.simegen.com/writers/dissections/

“Ghosts, Demons, or the DTs?:  The Supernatural in James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux Series,” A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee Burke.

Boone: McFarland P, May, 2010.


Fiat Lux!”: Multi-Generic Functionalities in Stephen King’s Bag of Bones.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming


(En)lightening the Dark Vision: Redemption through Storytelling in Toni Morrison’s Beloved.”  Co-authored with Angela Mullis. Teaching African-American Women’s Writing.  Ed. Gina Whisker. 

Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Forthcoming


“What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U: Strategies for Avoidance, Salvage, and Survival.”

Femspec 8:1-2, 2007.


“Sharon Kay Penman, the Plantagenets and the Detective Connection.”

The Detective as Historian, vol. 2. ed. Ray Browne. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2007

“Bridges Over and Bedrock Beneath: The Role of Ballads in Sharyn McCrumb=s Ballad Series.”

The Journal of American Culture 29:3 (September, 2006)


“Bluestockings Beware: Cultural Backlash and the Re/Configuration of the Witch in Nineteenth

Century Literature.”

Femspec. 6:2, 2005 32-54.


“Readers As Cyborgs: Constructing Reading Experiences in Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter”

Diagesis. Journal of the Research of the Association for Research in Popular Fictions 7:

(Summer 2004):40-50.


“Harder than Nails, Harder than Spade: Anita Blake as ‘the tough guy’ Detective.”

The Journal of American Culture 27:2 (June 2004): 175-89.


“From Disturbance to Comfort Zone: Cross Generic Strategies in Dean R. Koontz.”

The Journal of Popular Culture 37:4 (May 2004) 662-83.


Hrim-Cealde Anglo-Saxons Vs. Ice-Bound Swans: Birds in Old English, Early Irish, and Early Welsh Poetry.”

Celtic Cultural Studies, <http:www.cyberstudia.com/celtic-cultural-studies>.


“From Haunted Rose Gardens to Lurking Wendigos: Liminal and Wild Places in M.R. James= and Algernon Blackwood=s Fiction.”

Studies in Weird Fiction, 25 (Summer 2001): 2-12.


AAnne Perry: Victorian `Istorian and Murdermonger.@

The Detective as Historian, ed. Ray Browne, Bowling Green: Bowling Green S U Popular P, 2000, 265-283.


“Bakhtin's Carnival Reversed: The Shining as Dark Carnival.”

The Journal of Popular Culture 33:2 (Fall, 1999): 131-46.


“Holmes the Prole, Or, A Marxist Definitely Manqué.”

Clues: A Journal of Detection, 20:1 (Summer, 1999): 37-49.


“Absence Absolute: A Recurring Pattern in Faulknerian Tragedy.”

The Mississippi Quarterly, LI:3 (Summer, 1998): 435-52.


“Ligeia: The Facts in the Case.”

Studies in Weird Fiction, 21 (Summer, 1997): 10-17.


“Community in Horror Fiction: As American as God, Mother and Apple Pie.”

Studies in Weird Fiction, 17 (Summer, 1995): 12-18.


“Contemporary Tragedy: Stephen King's Pet Sematary.”

Studies in Weird Fiction, 16 (Winter, 1995): 1-7.



Works in Progress

Derailing the Reader: Generic Multiplicity in Popular Fiction.

A book length study on reader response/ reception theory analyzing reader expectations and coping strategies in texts which deliberately deploy mutually exclusive genres, i.e., the supernatural in detective fiction or realpolitik in epic fantasy fiction.

Conferences:

Panel Chair

Moderator:From Vampire Killer to Succubus. The evolution from human to monster in Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake Series”

Popular Culture Association (PCA/ACA, St. Louis, 2010)

Fairy Tales:

Family Stories and Fairy Tales (PCA/ACA St. Louis, 2010)

Fairy Tales and the Forging of National Identities (PCA/ACA St. Louis, 2010)

Fairy Tales

The Importance of Archetypes in Fairy Tales (PCA/ACA New Orleans, 2009)

Potpourri (PCA/ACA New Orleans, 2009)

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales: An Ubiquitous But Elusive Form (PCA/ACA, 2008)

Critical Views of Fairy Tales (PCA/ACA, 2008)

Fairy Tales and Films (PCA/ACA, 2008)

Fairy Tales and the Media (PCA/ACA, 2008)

Fairy Tales and Education (PCA/ACA, 2008)


Professional Development Panels

Area Chair, Popular Culture (PCA/ACA, 2007

Professional Placement I:  Graduate Student Welcome Meeting (PCA/ACA, 2007)

“Thou Shalt NOT: Tips on Successful Presentations” (PCA/ACA, 2007)

“Workshop on Letter Writing and Curriculum Vitae Editing” (PCA/ACA, 2007)

“Tricky Positions, Slippery Questions, Downright Unethical Situations and How to Handle Them”(PCA/ACA, 2007)

“You Got the Job! You Finally Got the Job!": Survival Tips for the New Kid on the Block” (PCA/ACA, 2007)

“The Department Chair: Teacher, Scholar, Administrator” (PCA/ACA, 2007)

“Using and Teaching Power Point” (PCA/ACA, 2007)


Stephen King IV

Power, Inner Realms, and Intertexuality” (PCA/ACA, 2007)


Professional Development Panels

Area Chair, Popular Culture, (PCA/ACA, 2006)

“What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U” (PCA/ACA, 2006)

“Thou Shalt Not: Notes on Presenting Conference Papers” (PCA/ACA, 2006)

“The Job Search” (PCA/ACA, 2006)

“Workshop on Letter Writing and Curriculum Vitae” (PCA/ACA, 2006)


Professional Development Panels

Area Chair, Popular Culture, (PCA/ACA, 2005)

“What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U” (PCA/ACA, 2005)

“Thou Shalt Not: Notes on Presenting Conference Papers” (PCA/ACA, 2005)

“The Job Search” (PCA/ACA, 2005)

“Workshop on Letter Writing and Curriculum Vitae” (PCA/ACA, 2005)

Gender I

Popular Culture of the South, New Orleans, 2004


Horror Fiction

Chair, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio 2004


Strategies for A Successful Job Hunt

Professional Development Panel, Popular Culture Association, San Antonio 2004


The Dark Side of Feminist Fantasy

International Conference for the Fantastic in Literature, Ft. Lauderdale, 2003


>Ms. Mentor Sez=: Strategies for A Successful Job Hunt

Professional Development Panel, with Emily Toth, author of Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2003


Turning Your Dissertation Into A Book

Sole Presenter, Professional Development Panel

Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, 2001, Chair


Horror and Cinema

Chair, Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, 2001


Problems in Thomas Harris= Trilogy

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2000


Surviving Your Dissertation: ‘Living on Reds, Vitamin C and Cocaine’

Invited Chair, Professional Development Panel

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2000


Bad Melodrama But Good Advice: Ms. Mentor=s Advice for the Job Market Returns

Invited Chair, Professional Development Panel, with Emily Toth, author of Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2000


Women Detectives and A Sense of Place

Western Literature Association, Sacramento, 1999


Re-Envisioning the Witch: The Changing Role of Witches in American Popular Culture

Popular Culture Association, San Diego, 1999


Bad Melodrama But Good Advice: Ms. Mentor=s Advice for the Job Market

Invited Chair, Professional Development Panel, with Dr. Emily Toth, author of Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia.

American Culture Association, San Diego, 1999


Mapping the Vampire: New Readings of the Role of the Vampire

Chair, International Conference in the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 1999


Women Writers' Strategies of Resistance

Chair, Border Crossings: The Space Between, SUNY New Paltz, 1998


Mass Culture: Popular Reflectors

Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again): The Space Between: Precursors and Aftermaths, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997


Pushing the Envelope: Genre Boundaries Between the Wars

Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again): The Space Between: Precursors and Aftermaths, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997


World War I Poets Re/Readings

Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again): The Space Between: Precursors and Aftermaths, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997


Conference Presentations:

Mothers, Daughters and Stories as Denial in ‘Breadcrumbs And Stones’”

Popular Culture, St. Louis, 2010


“From Helpless Jackie to Plucky jack: Evolving the Hero in Charles de Lint’s Jack of Kinrowan”

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2009


Disturbing Gramaryë: Discrepant Engagement in Contemporary Tales of Faërie”

Popular Culture Association, San Francisco, 2008


Textual Intercourse: Other Books, Other Authors in King’s Work”

Popular Culture Association, Boston, 2007


“Pitfalls of Southern Living: A Yankee Point-of-View, or What Are These People Saying?

Popular Culture of the South, Savannah, 2006


“What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U”

Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, 2006

AWe=re All Bankrupt Now@: The Calculus of Expediency in The Day of the Triffids and No Blade of Grass

Popular Culture of the South, Atlantic Beach, Florida, 2005


>Open Your Books to Page . . .=: Harry Potter and Pedagogy:”

Popular Culture of the South, New Orleans, 2004


AThe Changing Faces of Monstrosity@

Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, 2004


ALegal Beagles, Publicity Hounds, Society Poodles, and Pit Bulls: Undercutting Liberals in Law & Order@

Popular Culture Association of the South, Jacksonville, 2003


AThe Jack=s a Jill, the Serpent=s a Feminist, and Little Red=s No Victim: Feminist Subversion at Work@

International Conference for the Fantastic in Literature, Ft. Lauderdale, 2003


ARats in the Walls and Something Nasty in the Garden@: Class Markers in Early Twentieth Century Horror Fiction@

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2003


AHonor, Obligation and Ownership: Jamie Fraser=s Women@

Popular Culture Association of the South, Charlotte, 2002


AHard-headed Detectives, Plate Tectonics, and Appalachian Wisewomen: The Role of the Psychic in Sharyn McCrumb=s Ballad Series@

Popular Culture Association, Toronto, 2002


“Political Constructions of the >Other= in Laurel K. Hamilton=s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series”

Popular Culture of the South, Jacksonville, 2001


“Preparing for the Job Market at a Small Private College”

Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, 2001


“Multi-layered Reading Strategies in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series”

Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, 2001


“A Song of Colliding Genres: George R. R. Martin=s A Song of Ice and Fire”

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 2001


“Class, Clarice and Krendler: A Cornpone Who Just Wants to What!?!”

Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, 2000


“When Narratives Collide: Naturalism and Fantastic Fiction”

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 2000


“Haunted Towns, Un-Haunted Woods: The Gothic, Communal Contagion, and Bag of Bones”

South Central Modern Language Association, Memphis, 1999


“Sacramento Gothic: Kat Kijewski=s Kat=s Cradle

Western Literature Association, Sacramento, 1999


Bluestockings Beware! Cultural Backlash and the Reconfiguration of the Witch in

Mid-Nineteenth Century American Popular Fiction”

Popular Culture Association, San Diego, 1999


“Scared Straight: De-Voiced Stories, Mina and Dangerous Liaisons”

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 1999


“The Natives Are Restless: Post-Colonial Discourse, Empire, and >Otherness=

Border Crossings: The Space Between, SUNY New Paltz, 1998


"Rending the Veil, Exposing the Wounds: The Function of Horror Fiction?"

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, 1998


“The Infected Wilderness: Man or Monster?: The Discourse of the Howling Wilderness in Pet Sematary”

North American Interdisciplinary Conference for Community and the Environment, University of Nevada, Reno, 1998


“A Place for Everything and Everything in Her Place: Women, Exclusion and Containment in John Ford's Cavalry Trilogy”

Western Literature Association, Albuquerque, 1997


“De-Vamp/ing the Vill: Mrs. Amworth and Contagion in the Body Politic”

Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again): The Space Between: Precursors and Aftermaths, 1915 - 1945, University of Nevada, Reno, 1997


“The Infected Detective: The Contagion of the Human Monster”

Popular Culture Association, San Antonio, 1997


“Tradition Sabotaged, Subverted and Slain: The Traditional Martial Canon and Post-

Somme War Poetry”

World War I Conference, Fort Hays State University, Kansas, 1996


“Truth At the Bottom of the Well: Legend and Myth in Braveheart and First Knight

Popular Culture Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1996


Professional Activities:

Mount Olive College

Faculty, Language & Literature 2004-

Chair, Honors Committee (2007-10)

Coordinator, Heritage Program, 2004 -05

Academic Curriculum Council, 2004-05

Departmental

Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society 2004-7

Advisor, English Education, 2006 -

Quality Enhancement Program Committee/SACA Reaffirmation, 2010-

Panel Chair for Fahrenheit 451, Wayne County Reads, 2010.

Panel Chair for The Killer Angels, Lincoln Lectures, 2010

Newberry College

Fine Arts & Lectures Committee

Admissions and Retention Committee

Scholarship Committee

Early Alert Retention System

Off Campus Housing Appeals

SACS Committee on Athletics

SACS Committee on Institutional Effectiveness

Communication Across the Curriculum Program, Reader, 2000 -

Founder=s Scholarship, Participant and Reader, 2001 -

Speech and Theater Festival, Judge 2001 -

Departmental:

Comparative Report on South Carolina English Programs (2001-02)

NCATE Accreditation (2002-04 )

Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society

Majors Recruitment and Advisement


University of Nevada, Reno:

Portfolio Assessment, Freshman English, 1999

Assessment Committee, 1998-99

Teaching Assistant Mentor, Workshop Leader-Evaluator at University-wide Orientation (1998)

Graduate Assistant, Shakespeare Variorum Project 1994-5.


Western Nevada Community College:

English Department Liaison (equivalent of Chair) to Dean, 1989-90

Disability Committee, 1990-93 (Co-Authored Disability Handbook, 1992)

Catalog Committee, 1991-92

Assessment and Retention Committee, 1988-93

Accreditation Committee, 1990

Academic Skills Center Committee, 1988-93

Open House Committee, 1988-93


Editorial Boards

Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror

Editorial Board, 2009 -

The Journal of Popular Culture

Editorial Board, 2005-

The Journal of American Culture

Reader, 2004-

Editorial Board, 2006-

The Popular Culture Association

Chair, Emily Toth Award (2007)


Professional Associations:


Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Area Chair, Professional Development (2002 - 07)

Area Chair, Fairy Tales (2008-)

The Society for the Study of Literature and Culture Between the Wars, Founding Member (inactive)

American Association of University Professors


Community Organizations:

Daisy Street Waifs & Strays, Chief Operating Officer (2006-)

Wayne County Humane Society (2005 -)

Wayne County Friends of the Library (2005-)


List of References

Dr. Sarah (Dee) Vaughan Clere,

Chair, Dept. of Language and Literature

Mount Olive College

919-658-7848

SClere@moc.edu


Dr. Kenneth D. Hines

Dean, College of Arts & Science

Mount Olive College

919-658-7783

dhines@moc.edu


Dr. Alan Lamm.

Chair, Department of History & Social Studies

Honors Program

Mount Olive College

919-658-7779

919-922-7574 (cell)

alamm@moc.edu


Dr. Tommy Benson,

Chair, Department of Education

Mount Olive College

919-658-7699

tbenson@moc.edu


Dr. Angela Mullis

Associate Professor, Dept. of Language & Literature

Mount Olive College

919-658-7849

amullis@moc.edu


Dr. Richard Hunt

Assistant Professor

Potomac State University

Keyser, WV 26726

304-788-7117

304-778-6408 (h)

Richard.Hunt@mail.wvu.edu


Dr. Gary Hoppenstand

Editor of The Journal of Popular Culture

Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

Michigan State University

235 Bessey Hall

East Lansing, MI 48824

hoppens2@msu.edu