Dr. Lynda Hall

Dr. Lynda Hall

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: Smith Hall 204B
Office Hours: By Appointment - https://calendly.com/lhall-35/15min
Phone: (714) 532-6091
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
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

“Entail, Elopement, and Marriage Law in Pride and Prejudice.” Persuasions On-line. Vol. 44, no. 1, Winter 2023.
"A New Hampshire "Cozy," Review of Jane Austen’s Lost Letters: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery." JASNA News. vol. 38, no. 2, Summer 2022, p. 9.
"Murder, Mystery, and Medicine at the Spa. Review of Jane and the Year Without a Summer: Being a Jane Austen Mystery." JASNA News. vol 38, no. 1, Spring 2022, p. 11.
"Persuasion as Transition: From 'Tawny Leaves' to the 'Spring of Felicity.'" Approaches to Teaching Austen's Persuasion," eds. Marcia McClintock Folsom and John Wiltshire, Modern Language Association of America, 2021, pp. 157-163.
"Navigating Cultural Divisions: Review of Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors and Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev." JASNA News, vol. 36, no. 4, Winter 2021, p.11.
“Multimedia Creative Projects Inspired by Jane Austen’s Novels.” Persuasions On-line. Vol. 42, no. 1, Winter 2021.
"Words for Physical Distancing: Review of 30-Day Journey with Jane Austen, by Natasha Duquette and The Daily Jane Austen, by Devoney Looser, " JASNA News, vol. 36, no. 2, Summer 2020, p. 5.
"Love and Loss and Human Connections: Review of The Jane Austen Society: A Novel, by Natalie Jenner." JASNA News, vol. 36, no. 3, Fall 2020, pp. 7-8.
“Is it ‘a marriage of true minds’?: Balanced Reading in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.” In Jane Austen and William Shakespeare. Edited by Marina Cano and Rosa García-Periago. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 129-149.
"Flipping the Jane Austen Classroom." Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Vol. 61, no. 4, Winter 2019. pp. 416-33.
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, pp. 33-41.
“A View from Confinement: Persuasion’s Resourceful Mrs. Smith.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Fall 2011.
“Secret Sharing and Secret Keeping: Lucy Steele’s Triumph in Speculation” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 33. vol. 33, 2011, pp. 166-171.
“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.
“Valuing the Superfluous Spinster: Miss Bates and the Struggle to Remain Visible.” Eighteenth Century Novel, Volume 9, December 2012.