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Dr. Lynda Goldstein

- Associate Professor, English & Women's Studies
- Program Head for Letters, Arts, and Sciences
- Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

mailing address:
Old Route 115, P.O. Box PSU
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Lehman, PA 18627

office: Hayfield House Room 221
phone: (570) 675-9236
fax: (570) 674-9072
email: lrg4@psu.edu


Ph.D., English, Temple University, 1992

Dissertation: “Cultural Interpellations: Popular Song Interpolations in Narrative Film.”
[Feminist Film Theory, 319 pp.]

M.A., English, Temple University, 1985

Thesis: “Harold Bloom’s Notes Toward Self-Canonization.”

B.A., English, Rutgers University, Camden, 1981

Recipient of the English Department Award.


Lynda Goldstein has taught at this campus since 1991, became an affiliate member of the Women Studies faculty in 1994, was appointed to the Graduate faculty in 1994 and received tenure and promotion in 1998. She received the Hayfield Award for Teaching Excellence in 1995 and the Hayfield Award for Campus Service in 2002. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and as Program Head for the Baccalaureate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences (Liberal Studies Option). She teaches contemporary American culture (literature, film, drama, television) and her research is particularly focused on gender issues.

Dr. Goldstein most recently presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, March 4-7, 2004, “All Manner of Cultural Anxiety: Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.”

Current projects include revising “Dark Romance: The Post Modern Musical,” for publication; developing a book prospectus on television; and co-authoring with Susan Rankin an article on gender and sexual harassment on college campuses.

Selected Publications

“Martha Stewart.” Encyclopedia of New England Culture. Ed. Burt Feintuch and David Watters. New Haven: Yale University Press, co-author with Virginia A. Smith, forthcoming.

“Raging in Tongues: Confession and Performance Art.” Confessional Politics: Women's Sexual Self-Representations in Life Writing and Popular Media. Ed. Irene Gammel. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999. 99-116.

“Singing the Body Electric: Buying into Pop Cult Bodies.” Building Bodies. Ed. Pamela Moore. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. 209-16.

“Re-Vamping MTV: Passing for Queer Culture in the Video Closet.” Queer Studies: A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Anthology. Ed. Brent Beemyn and Mickey Eliason. New York: New York University Press, 1996. 262-79.

“Not ‘Knowing Her Place’: The Negotiations of Cultural Identity in Films by Asian/Pacific American Women.” Women and Media: Content, Careers, and Criticism. Ed. Cynthia M. Lont. Wadsworth, 1994. 309-19.

Courses for 2004-2005

Fall: English 200 Introduction to Critical Reading

       CmLit 153 International Cultures through Film & Literature

Spring: CmLit 101 Theme of Identity in World Literature: Race, Gender, and other issues of Diversity

           English 404 Mapping Identity, Difference, and Place

           Comm 150 Art of the Cinema