Lorna R. Wiedmann (1996)
Associate Professor of English
- B.A. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Journalism and English majors)
- M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (specialization in American literature, minor in history)
I am currently teaching Freshman Writing, British Literature I, and Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature.
Other Courses Taught
British Literature I and II, Professional Writing II, Writing for Mass Communication, Shakespeare I and II, Seventeenth Century Literature, The Age of Johnson and Swift, Victorian Prose and Poetry, Victorian Novel, Literary Criticism, Asian American Literature, American Gothic Literature, American War Novel, Major Women Authors,
Genre Studies: the Short Story, Genre Studies: Poetry, Undergraduate Research, Seminar in American Literature: the Southern Renaissance: 1920-1950, Seminar: Modern American Novel, Studies in Continental Literature: French Literature, Seminar in Selected Topics: Fictional Works by and about Women, 1861-1925
I am currently working on two research projects, one in contemporary American Gothic literature and another on post WWII war literature.
- American Literature Association (ALA)
- Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC)
- The Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
- British Women Writers (BWW)
- Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA)
- Marquette University's Fifth Annual Women's Studies Conference, Women and Creativity: Women as Artists and Subjects. "Edith Wharton's Treatment of the Suicide Motif in The House of Mirth" (March, 1999)
- Fifth Annual Marquette University Women's Studies Conference: "Women and Creativity II" (March 25-27, 1999). Milwaukee, Wis. "Edith Wharton's Treatment of the Suicide Motif in the House of Mirth (1905)."
- Uncanny Media: The Gothic Shadows of Mediation: "Uncanny Literature I: The Haunted Word" (Aug. 7-9, 2008). Utrecht University in the Netherlands. "Mother Jesus: the Uncanny God in Darcey Steinke's Jesus Saves."
- Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Literature and Religion session (Oct. 9-11, 2008). Reno, Nev. "Recuperating the Female Numinous in Darcey Steinke's Jesus Saves."
- Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference: "The Green Nineteenth Century" (March 26-28, 2009). Milwaukee, Wis. "How Gothic can be Ecologic: Greening Ghosts in Edwardian Gardens."
- Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Women Writers Conference: "Fresh Threads of Connection" (April 2-5, 2009). Iowa City, Iowa. "Chloral Hydrate Habitués and 'Wounded-Healers': Florence Nightingale, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bram Stoker, Edith Wharton, Williams James, and Bertha Pappenheim."
- (Accepted) Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Flannery O'Connor session (Oct. 8-10, 2009). Snowbird, Utah. "Teaching a Catholic Author to Lutherans: Gratia Infusa versus Immediate Conversion in Selected O'Connor Stories."