Dr. Lynda Hall

Dr. Lynda Hall

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: Wilkinson Hall 223
Office Hours: Tue./Thu. 3-4 p.m.; Wed. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1-3 p.m.
Phone: (714) 532-6091
Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts
Chapman University, Master of Arts
The Claremont Graduate University, Ph.D.


Lynda Hall graduated from Chapman College in 1980 and completed her M.A. in English Literature, with honors, at Chapman in 1986. She has been teaching at Chapman since that time, first as an adjunct and then full time, beginning in 1995. She completed her Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University in 2009, specializing in 19th Century British Literature. In 1997 she received a University award for teaching excellence. Professor Hall teaches a variety of courses at Chapman, including Introduction to Fiction, Literature into Film, as well as courses relating to Jane Austen studies. She has made various presentations at regional and national meetings of the Jane Austen Society of North America, including "Addressing Readerly Unease: Discovering the Gothic in Mansfield Park," and "Jane Fairfax's Choice: The Sale of Human Flesh or Human Intellect," both of which were published in the journal, Persuasions. She also served as the Director of Writing Programs for four years and teaches a course, "Banned Books" in the Freshman Foundations program.


B.A., M.A., Chapman College; Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Women and "Value" in Jane Austen's Novels: Settling, Speculating, and Superfluity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Book Review of Mansfield Park: An Annotated Edition, edited by Deidre Shauna Lynch. Women's Writing, Vol 24, No. 3, 384-385.
“Teaching Jane Austen in the Twenty-first Century: How to Embrace the Popular Jane While Respecting the Literary Austen” in Pride and Prejudice: A Bicentennial Bricolage, edited by Caterina Colomba. 2016.
“Escribiendo desde el Exilio: La Ficción Traumática de Alicia Kozameh” (“Writing from Exile: The Traumatic Fiction of Alicia Kozameh.”) Alicia Kozameh: ética y estética y las acrobacias de la palabra escrita (Alicia Kozameh: Ethics and Aesthetics and the Acrobatics of the Written Word.) Edited by Erna Pfeiffer. Pittsburgh: Univeristy of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.
Book Review of Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination, by Juliette Wells. Studies in the Novel, Vol XLV, no 2, Summer 2013.
“Secret Sharing and Secret Keeping: Lucy Steele’s Triumph in Speculation” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 33. (Persuasions and Persuasions On-line is a peer-reviewed annual journal affiliated with the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Acceptance rate in 2011 for Persuasions and Persuasions-online was approximately 49%: Essays considered: 77; Essays published: 38; Geographic distribution: US 25; Canada 6; UK 5; China 1; Japan 1.)
“Valuing the Superfluous Spinster: Miss Bates and the Struggle to Remain Visible.” Eighteenth Century Novel, Volume 9, December 2012.
“A View from Confinement: Persuasion’s Resourceful Mrs. Smith.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Fall 2011. (Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed online inter-disciplinary journal with an average acceptance rate, over the past 6 years, of 31%. They receive approximately 100 submissions per year.)