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Linda Westervelt

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Associate Professor

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  • Phone: (713) 743-2971
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  • Office: 234D Roy Cullen Building

Linda Westervelt, an authority on modern fiction, has published on Henry Adams, John Barth, Henry James, and Thomas Pynchon, and is the author of Beyond Innocence or the Altersroman in Modern Fiction. She has been a leader in efforts to expand the literary canon to encompass multicultural literatures. Her current study provides comparative readings of canonical and noncanonical works of fiction that share common themes and literary strategies but contrast in other respects.


  • Ph.D., Rice University
  • B.S., Georgetown University

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