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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Dr. John M. Wegner Jr.

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Department of English and Modern Languages

Professor/Director of Undergraduate Research
  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • Southwest studies
  • American fiction
  • American poetry
  • The novel
  • Camping
  • Golf
  • Jazz
  • Movies
  • Water conservation
  • Current events
  • “Keeping a Healthy Level of Sanity.” New Texas (forthcoming). (fiction).
  • “Wars and rumors of wars in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy.” Cormac McCarthy. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009. 31-48. (Rpt. from SQ Spring 2000)
  • “Jolly Times.” Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 39, (2008): 69-76. (fiction).

Presentations:

  • “Intermediality: Bridging the Gap between the Graphic and the Novel in American Literature Classes.” Modern Language Association. December 28, 2008.
  • “Jolly Times.” American Studies Association of Texas. San Marcos, TX. November 12-15, 2008. (Fiction)
  • “Coitus Interruptus.” South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. November 7, 2008.
  • Chair. Cormac McCarthy: Transcending Literary Boundaries. South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. November 6, 2008.
  • “Coo Coo Ca Choo, Mrs. Robinson.” Langdon Literary Festival. Granbury, TX. September 5, 2008. (Fiction)

 

Editorial Experience:

  • Chair. Cormac McCarthy: Transcending Literary Boundaries. South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. November 6, 2008.
  • General Editor, The Cormac McCarthy Journal. (Spring 2008 to present)

 

CITR Responsibilities:

  • Plans workshops and continuing education seminars
  • Teaching performance reviews
  • Offers instruction on effective research methodologies and instruments
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Teaching orientations for new faculty and administrators
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