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David Z. Wehner, Ph.D.

David Wehner

Associate Professor

Department of English

Knott Academic Center
Room 122D

+ (301) 447-5489
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Colorado
  • B.A., Williams College
  • 19th- and 20th-century American literature
  • The history, theory, and literature of secularization
  • The history, poetics, and politics of American Stand-up Comedy
  • Kate Chopin
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Toni Morrison

“‘To Hell With It’: Flannery O’Connor, The Exorcist, and the Literal/Figurative Tension In Modernity.” Flannery O’Connor Review 11 (2013): 70–85

“Pulverizing the Idols: Flannery O’Connor’s Battle With Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.” Mississippi Quarterly: The Journal of Southern Cultures 65.2 (Spring 2012): 299–319

“‘A Lot Up For Grabs’: The Idiosyncratic, Syncretic Religious Temperament of Kate Chopin.” American Literary Realism 43:2 (Winter 2011): 154–168

“Teaching O’Connor and Toni Morrison From a Non-Secular Space.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Flannery O’Connor. Eds. Robert Donahoo and Marshall Bruce Gentry. The Modern Language Association of America, 2019

“The Subtle Quivering Life”: Reading The Awakening Through Kate Chopin.” Critical Insights: The Awakening. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Salem Press, 2014

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