Professor of English
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., Illinois State University
Dr. Susan Larkin is a Professor of English at Virginia Wesleyan University.
- “Liberation, Renewal, and the Re-Imagination of Self: Wild and Garlic and Sapphires.” Co-authroed with Sarah Foust Vinson. Journal of South Texas English Studies. 6.1 (2016): 15-26.
- “Fantasy as Free Space: Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood.” In Revisiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Teaching and Learning about Self and Community. Kathy Merlock Jackson and Steven Emmanuel, Eds. New York: McFarland and Company, 2016.
- “Discipline and Gender in Women’s Studies Classes.” Co-authored with Harold E. Dorton, Jr. In Gender and Sexuality Studies. Thalia M. Mulvihill, Ed. Stuyvesant Falls: Rapid Intellect Group, 2015. 130-135.
- “The Sentimental Novel: Community, Power, and Femininity.” Walt Disney, from Reader to Storyteller: Essays on the Literary Inspirations. Kathy Merlock Jackson and Mark I. West, eds. New York: McFarland and Company, 2014.
- “Laura Ingalls Wilder.” The Literary Encyclopedia. 23 March 2009.
- “Life Writing/Writing a Culture: Laura Ingalls Wilder.” MidAmerica. 34 (2007): 118-125.
- “Laura’s Story: Gender, Autobiography, and the Little House Books.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 22.2 (2007): 250-269.
- “Blending Digital Pedagogies into Face-to-face Classes: Practice Tools and Critical Reflection. Presented with Joyce Howell and Linda Ferguson to the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech, February, 2017.
- “Mr. Rogers’s Make-believe: Making Space for Reality.” The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 2016.
- “Illusion as a Survival Tool: Shifting Subjectivities in The Hunger Games and Ten Cents a Dance.” The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2014.
- “Disney’s Sentimental Fiction.” International Popular Culture Association Conference, Warsaw, Poland, July 2013.
- “Playing Dress Up: Illusion, Power, and the Female Adolescent.” International Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Biloxi, MS, June 2013.
- “Children’s Literature in ‘Adult’ Courses.” International Conference of the Children’s Literature Association, Boston, MA, June 2012.
- “Fairy Tale Makeovers: Style or Substance.” The National Popular Culture & American Culture Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April 2012.