Associate Professor of English | Director of Composition
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
19th century American literature
History and narrative form
Virtual worlds and comparative media
Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2010). ?Solomon?s Bluff: Virtual Property and the Aesthetics of Modern Worldmaking.? . In Paul K. Saint-Amour (Eds.), Modernism & Copyright : Oxford UP.
(2009). ??Some Words With A Mummy?: Teaching Satire and the Democratic Threat in Poe?s Fiction.? . In Jeffrey Weinstock and Anthony Magistrale (Eds.), Approaches to Teaching Poes Poetry and Prose : MLA.
(2014 , December ). ?A Too-Coherent World: Game Studies and the Myth of ?Narrative? Media.? . Game Studies
(2010 , January ). ?Beyond the Romance: The Aesthetics of Hawthorne?s ?Chiefly About War Matters.?? . Texas Studies in Literature and Language
Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2009 , April ). ?Towards a Critical Aesthetic of Virtual-World Geographies.? . Game Studies
Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2004 , April ). ?Reading Game/Text: EverQuest, Alienation, and Digital Communities.? . Postmodern Culture
Edward Wesp and Eric Hayot (2004 ). Style: Strategy and Mimesis in Ergodic Literature . Comparative Literature Studies ,41 , 404-423.
Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2004 ). ?Style: Strategy and Mimesis in Ergodic Literature.? . Comparative Literature Studies
(2012 , June ). ?Comparative, Transatlantic Questions of Aesthetics in The Marble Faun.? . Conversazioni in Italia: Joint meeting of the Emerson Society, Hawthorne Society, and Poe Studies Association Florence, Italy
(2010 , June ). ??The Virtuoso?s Collection?: Satire and the Virtues of Literature.? . Hawthorne Society: Biennial Summer Conference , Concord, MA
(2010 , April ). ?The Faun?s Ear: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Museum as Medium.? . Northeast MLA Convention , Montreal,
Edward Wesp (2008 , June ). "Momentary Triumph and the Trudge of History: The Aesthetics of Hawthorne's 'Chiefly About War Matters'" . Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Bowdoin College , Brunswick, ME
(2008 , April ). Visualizing Desire: Video Games in a Comparative Framework.? . Playing to Win: The Business and Social Frontiers of Videogames Penn State University
(2007 , March ). Poe's "Perverse" and the History of Democracy . Northeast MLA Convention , Baltimore, MD
(2005 , December ). Imagining Ownership: Literary and Ludic Relations to Imaginary Possessions . MLA Annual Convention , Washington, DC
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