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Rosemary Hathaway

Thomas Bredehoft

Associate Professor

Office: 215 Colson Hall
Tel: 304-293-9738
Fax: 304-293-5380
Curriculum Vitae


20th century American literature
English education
Young-adult literature

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Selected Publications

  • “A Powerful Pairing: The Literature Circle and the Wiki.” The ALAN Review 38.3 (Summer 2011): 14-22.
  • ”’More Than Meets the Eye’: Transformative Intertextuality in Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese.” The ALAN Review 37.1 (Fall 2009): 41-47.
  • ”’Painful Yet Precious Things’: Material Culture in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.” The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies 28.1 (Spring 2009): 1-10.
  • “Native Geography: Richard Wright’s Work for the Federal Writers’ Project in Chicago.” African American Review 42.1 (Spring 2008): 91-108.
  • “Life in the TV: The Visual Nature of 9/11 Lore and its Impact on Vernacular Response.” Journal of Folklore Research 42.1 (2005): 33-56.
  • “The Unbearable Weight of Authenticity: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and a Theory of ‘Touristic Reading.’” Journal of American Folklore 117.464 (Spring 2004): 168-190.
Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

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