Lisa Long

Professor of English


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Lisa A. Long teaches courses in American literature, gender & women's studies, and writing. She has served in several leadership positions within the faculty, including Faculty Speaker, and spent a decade in administrative roles at North Central, most recently serving as Associate Provost and Dean of College Programs. Long pursues research on popular nineteenth-century American women writers, African American literature, and Southeast Asian American literature.

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Selected Scholarship

 “A New Midwesternism in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.” Twentieth-Century Literature 49.2 (Spring 2013): 87-108.

“Physics and Faith in the Works of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and  the Philosophy of History 42.3 (Summer 2013): 359-83.

“Contemporary Women’s Roles Through Hmong, Vietnamese, and American Eyes.”  Frontiers: A  Journal of Women’s Studies 29.1 (Spring 2008): 1-36.

White Scholars/African American Texts, Editor (Newark, NJ:  Rutgers UP, 2005) 245 pages.

Rehabilitating Bodies:  Health, History, and the American Civil War (Philadelphia:  U of Pennsylvania P, 2003) 332 pages.

Courses Taught

ENGL122 and 124: Children's Literature and Young Adult Fiction

IDS 125: First-Year Seminar: What is the Midwest?

FILM 200: History of American Film

ENGL 208: American Literature and Culture of the 19th-21st Centuries

ENG 307: Studies in Literature of Cultural Identity: Vietnam & Southeast Asian American Literature

ENGL 404: The Novel Across Time: American Bestsellers

ENG 407: Seminar in Selected Authors: Toni Morrison