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Sylvia Nosworthy

Professor of English

Sylvia Nosworthy has taught for the English department at Walla Walla University since 1978. She received her M.A. in English at Andrews University. In 1991, she completed her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Children’s Literature from University of Minnesota. Besides teaching classes in Literature for Children and Young Adults, she also teaches classes in Grammar and Linguistics, Jewish Literature, and Arthurian Literature. She has developed distance-learning classes in Jewish Literature, Children’s Classics, Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults, and Seminar in Classics.

Her latest research interest is literature about the 1893 Columbian World’s Fair in Chicago. She presented a paper on “A Comparison of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Two Little Pilgrim’s Progress with Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Richard Peck’s Fair Weather.” Her latest research concerns “The Unvarnished Opinions of Josiah Allen’s wife on the 1893 World’s Fair Art,” a reading of excerpts from Marietta Holley’s Samantha at the World’s Fair, presented with pictures of the art.

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Last update on February 15, 2018