Carolyn Sorisio

Carolyn Sorisio

Main Hall 516


  • Ph.D., Temple University


  • 19th-Century U.S. Literature
  • reform (social justice writers)
  • life writing
  • Romanticism
  • critical regionalisms
  • multi-ethnic literature
  • African American literature
  • Native American literature
  • print cultural studies
  • feminist studies
  • postcolonial studies
  • transnational studies

Selected Publications

Professor Sorisio specializes in nineteenth-century US literature. Her publications include The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins's Campaign for American Indian Rights [coedited with Cari M. Carpenter (Univ. of Nebraska P, 2015), which was awarded the 2015 Susan Koppleman Award from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association] and Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879 (Georgia UP, 2002). She is the former editor of College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, and she has guest edited special issues of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance ("Native Americans: Writing and Written" (2006)) and MELUS ("Cross-Racial and Cross-ethnic Collaboration and Scholarship: Contexts, Criticism, and Challenges" (2013)) and has published essays in the African American Review, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, and Modern Language Studies. Her recent work focuses on Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins and includes essays in Studies in American Indian Literatures, MELUS, and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.


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