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Dr. Lina Geriguis
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Tuesday & Thursday
6:00pm-6:30pm & 8:30pm-9pm
Additional office hours are available by appointment.
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English as a Second Language

Dr. Lina Geriguis
Adjunct Instructor of English as a Second Language

PhD in English, Claremont Graduate University

Fall 2020:
ESL 1A: College Composition for ESL;
ESL 1S: Linguistic Analysis
(Library 10 should be taken concurrently)

Zoom Class Meetings on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Among the topics covered in the reading and writing assignments for this class will be the following questions: How does language reflect and create who we are?
How does language affect how others perceive us?
How does language change (whether we like it or on)?
What do we do when we write?
What does it mean to write academically?

Textbooks: "Language Diversity & Academic Writing," edited by Samantha Looker-Koenigs (ISBN: 978-1-319-05509-7) & University Success: Writing, Transition Level, with My English Lab by Norloff (ISBN: 9780134400280).

Lina Geriguis teaches College Composition for ESL, High Advanced Academic ESL, Advanced ESL, etc.
Her teaching areas and expertise have also included Multicultural Literatures of the US, Literary Theory and Criticism, Critical Thinking and Composition, College Writing, American Realism, American Naturalism, American Gothic Literature, Early American Literature. Her research interests include U.S. Literature, disability studies, ecocriticism, race theory, ethnic studies, and the writings of Edith Wharton. She is a book review editor for two academic journals, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Pacific Coast Philology.

Select Publications:
“Ecoliteracy and Edith Wharton: The Ecosomatic Paradigm and the Poetics of Paratexts in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome” in Teaching Edith Wharton’s Major Novels and Short Fiction, edited by Ferda Asya, forthcoming in 2020 (Palgrave Macmillan):

“Rich in Pathological Instances”: Disability in the Early Reception Theory of Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome” Edith Wharton Review 33.1 (May 2017): 57-72. The essay was selected for the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” in 2016.

“Ecology and Empire in Andrew Burnaby’s Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America (1775)” Studies in Travel Writing 19.3 (Fall 2015): 187-203.

“Ecosomatic and Ethnocultural Pathologies: Ethnicity, Disability and Capabilities in Meridel Le Sueur’s ‘Women on the Breadlines (1932)’” Polish American Studies 71. 2. (Fall 2014): 19-42.

“Emily Dickinson and Social Class” in All Things Emily Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World, edited by Wendy Martin (Greenwood Press, 2013): 779-84.

“Beyond Domestic Grounds: Edith Wharton’s Shakespearean Glance in The Age of Innocence.” Pacific Coast Philology 45.1 (October 2010): 71-92.
“W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, Chapter 11.” The Explicator 68.2 (April 2010): 111-114.

“Dickens’s Dombey and Son.” The Explicator 68.2 (April 2010): 104-106.

“Discovering the Lithuanian Re-inscription of Robinson Crusoe.” Lituanus 54:4 (December 2008): 51-75.

Select Academic Awards and Acknowledgements:
Winner of the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar,” 2016
President’s Award for an Outstanding University Graduate Student,
La Sierra University, 2007

Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships:
Albert Friedman Grant for Dissertation Research at the American Antiquarian Society, Spring of 2011
Maguire Teaching Assistantship at Claremont McKenna College, 2010-2012
CGU Graduate Student Council Travel Award, 2011
CGU Transdisciplinary Studies Grant for a Reading Group, 2009-2010
CGU Doctoral Fellowship, 2007- 2011
CGU Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, 2008
PAMLA Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2008
Baltic Studies Conference Travel Grant, 2008

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