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Jeffrey Yeager

Jeffrey Yeager

Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant

M.A., English, Ohio University, 2012.
B.A., English literature, History, & Philosophy, Concord University, 2012.

Research Interests:

Early American literature, the American West, Ecocriticism, John Steinbeck

Secondary Research Interests:

American Modernism, Dark Romanticism, Film, Herman Melville, Cormac McCarthy

Selected articles:

The Social Mind: John Elof Boodin’s Influence on John Steinbeck’s Phalanx Fiction: 1935-1942.” The Steinbeck Review 10.1 (Spring 2013): Upcoming.

“How This World is Given to Lying!”: Orson Welles’s Deconstruction of Traditional Historiographies in Chimes at Midnight. Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 4 (2013): 80-94.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Waiting for Lefty: Re-Reading In Dubious Battle through Clifford Odets’s Drama.” The International Steinbeck Conference, San Jose, CA. May 2, 2013.

“’All the Horses Share a Common Soul’: Myth, Identity, & Deep Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses and John Steinbeck’s To a God Unknown. All the Pretty Horses: the Cormac McCarthy Society’s 20th Anniversary Conference. Berea, KY. March 7, 2013.

“’’How this World is Given to Lying!’: Orson Welles’s Deconstruction of Traditional Historiographies in Chimes at Midnight.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Michigan State University. November 1, 2011.

“A New World Order: Nihilism and Cultural Politics in Grigori Kosintsev’s Korol Lir.” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Athens, OH, October 2009.

WVU Courses Taught:

English 101: Composition & Rhetoric 1
English 102: Composition & Rhetoric 2

Professional Memberships:

The John Steinbeck Society of America

The Cormac McCarthy Society

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
advising
the WVU Writing Center

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March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair