Dr. Linda Linzey

Professor lslinzey@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in English Literature, Vanguard University
MA in English Literature, California State University, Fullerton
PhD in British and American Literature, University of Utah


Dr. Linda Linzey, the chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, enjoys integrating her calling as a scholar and an ordained Assemblies of God minister. She has taught at Assemblies of God colleges for many years, including teaching a course at a sister college in Budapest, Hungary. She has presented papers at conferences in the U.S. and Great Britain, directed the Writing Center at Vanguard University and spoken at churches in the United States and Hungary.

Dr. Linzey has taught the following courses: Composition I and II, Introduction to Literature, World Literature, British Literature, Nineteenth Century Novel and Shakespeare. Her research interests include the role of the Bible in English Renaissance culture and texts, especially in John Donne’s work.

Brief Highlights

  • “Biblical Principles of Marriage.” Experience Conference, Assemblies of God Peninsular FL District, Fall 2013
  • “Everyone Loves Jeopardy: Alternative Testing Options in the Classroom.” Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education Conference, Summer 2012
  • “Preparing the Family for Deployment.” US Army Strong Bonds Retreat, 75th Ranger Battalion, 2011 and 2012
  • “The Narrative Power of Biblical Allusions in Donne’s Love Elegies.” The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (Conference). York, England, Summer 2011
  • “Object of Desire: Beyond Materiality in the Donnean Elegy ‘His Pleasure’” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006.
  • “Milton’s Epic Simile as Satanic Parable” at the California State University, Fullerton, Graduate Student Conference on Literature and Language, 1991.