HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 5, 2012 – The Department of English at High Point University recently hired Dr. Laura Linker as assistant professor of English.
Linker is teaching British literature of the “long” 18th century, 1660-1837. She will also develop new literature courses for the English department in her field.
Linker’s area of expertise is literature written during the late Stuart and early Georgian periods in England, and she has a particular interest in researching key historical moments that shaped the theater and the early novel in England. Her newest project will consider the history of medicine and literature. She has received numerous grants and fellowships from the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has also recently published a book in her field and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. In 2011, she received a grant from North Carolina State University for work on a digital, interactive map of London from the British Library’s Crace collection.
Before joining HPU, Linker taught writing courses on libertinism at Duke University, and literature and honors courses at North Carolina State University.
Linker received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.