Leah Larson, Ph.D.
English, Drama, & Mass Communications
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Background

  • Ph.D.   University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, English Literature, 1996

  • M.A.   University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, Interdisciplinary Studies ((English, Biology, History)), 1989

  • B.A.   Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, English (Music), 1979

Intellectual Contributions

Articles in Refereed Journals

Larson, Leah. (2014). Review of American Gothic: from Salem Witchcraft to H.P. Lovecraft, and Anthology. Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Larson, Leah. (2014). Review of Transifguring the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age. Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Larson, Leah. (2014). Review of Welsh Gothic. Choice Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.


Larson, Leah. "Joe McKinney." Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. Greenwood Press, 2014.

Presentations of Refereed Papers


Larson, Leah. (2015). The Geste of Resistance: Early 21st Century Worldwide Political Movements and the Robin Hood Legend. The Middle Ages in the Modern World, Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Larson, Leah. (2015). Draugr Me to Hel: Elements of Old Norse Mythology and Folklore in Modern Scandinavian Horror. Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Larson, Leah. (2015). Serpent Power: Spontaneous Kundalini Awakening in Forster's A Passage to India. Southwest PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Larson, Leah. (2014). The Armitage Effect: The C19 Message Board and the Development of Romance Novelists. Popular Culture Association, Chicago, Illinois.