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Sara Lindey Ph.D.

Professor, English


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., University of Missouri
  • B.J., University of Missouri
  • Courses

  • American Literature: Beginnings to Present
  • American Modernism: Novels
  • American Renaissance
  • Composition: Language and Rhetoric
  • Environmental Literature
  • Literature Capstone: Senior Project
  • Representing Childhood in Literature for Young Adults
  • Sentimental Fictions: American Women Writers in the Nineteenth-Century
  • Women's Literature
  • About Sara Lindey Ph.D.

    Dr. Lindey teaches widely in American literature, including traditional surveys and canonical periods as well as women's literature and children's literature. She is the faculty sponsor for SVC's chapter of the national English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, and often accompanies students to the annual spring conference. Dr. Lindey's advisees have gone on to graduate school in literature and law, and they have met with success working in secondary education, nonprofits, and the private sector.


    • The Green Mister Rogers: Environmentalism in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with coauthor Jason King. University of Mississippi Press, forthcoming 2021.
    • "Sympathy and Science: Representing Girls in Abolitionist Children's Literature," Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 45.1 (Spring 2012): 59-73.
    • “Puppets are People, Too.” Book Chapter with Jason King for Mister Rogers and Philosophy, Eds. Eric and Holly Mohr, Popular Culture and Philosophy Series with Open Court Publishing, 2019.
    • “Mister Rogers’ Environmentalism: Children’s Spirituality in a Trash Apocalypse.” with Jason King. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 24.2 (June 2019), 155-165
    • "Children's Literature and Cultural Conceptions of the Child from 1600 to 1900." with Rachel Hochendoner. Children's Literature Conference at University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, May 4, 2012.
    • “Sentimental and Redemptive Girlhood in the Abolitionist Adaptation of Susanna Maria Cummins’ The Lamplighter,” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 43.1 (Spring 2018): 4-27.
    • "Boys Write Back: Self-Education and Periodical Authorship in Late-Nineteenth-Century Storypapers," American Periodicals, 21.1 (Spring 2011): 73-88.
    • "Overhearing Children's Stories: Children's Rights in Fanny Fern's Newspaper Writing," Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 34.2 (Summer 2009): 138-156.
    • "My Name is My Password: Revision in Authorship and Agency in Nancy Drew." Popular Culture Review, 19:1 (January 2008): 71-77.
    • "Frank Reade, Jr.'s Dirigibles and Speaking Trumpets: How Dime Novels Dream Technology." The Dime Novel Round-Up, 74:4 (August 2005): 115-132.
    • Dissertation: Generations in Print: Revision in American Literature 1850–1900