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Linda de Roche

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Linda De Roche is Professor of English and American Studies at Wesley College in Dover, DE, where she teaches courses in American literature and culture and gender studies. A former Fulbright Scholar who conducted research on the American Civil War in England, she holds the doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and has published scholarly works on classic and contemporary writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, and Mary Higgins Clark. She is currently at work on a study of Jazz Age literary works and a biography of Mrs. Victor Bruce, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart, who in the 1920s and 1930s held land, air, and sea speed and endurance records and once flew solo around the world. Mrs. Victor Bruce reflects Dr. De Roche’s interest in the achievements and exploits of unconventional women.