Linda L. Troost, Ph.D.

Professor of English
724-503-1001 ext:6144
Linda L. Troost, Ph.D.

Office: DAVS 24

Degrees: Ph.D. English, University of Pennsylvania; A.B. English, Smith College

Areas of Study


Professional Writing

Linda Troost is a professor and chair for the Department of English. She teaches British literature of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, British drama, editing and desktop publishing, and theory and criticism. She is active in the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Jane Austen Society of North American, and the International Robin Hood Society. For four years she served as secretary/treasurer of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

She has published over two dozen essays and reviews, co-edited Jane Austen in Hollywood, is the founding editor of the AMS series Eighteenth-Century Women (six volumes in print), and editor of Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.

  • For "The Undead Eighteenth Century," her EC-ASECS 2010 presidential address on Jane Austen, zombies, and related matters, click here
  • For "Filming Pemberley" from Eighteenth-Century Life, click here
  • For "Jane Austen And Zombies, Sea Monsters And Vampires," her radio interview with Maureen Cavanaugh of KPBS (San Diego), click here