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Dr. Wendy M. Whelan-Stewart, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Wendy M. Whelan-Stewart, Assistant Professor of English

B.A., M.A., McNeese State University; Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Wendy Whelan Stewart

Kaufman Hall, 106B

(337) 475-5338


Special Responsibilities

  • Director, English M.A. Program
  • Advisor, English M.A.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • American Literature
  • The Classical Tradition and American Women Writers
  • Feminist Theories
  • Southern Literature
  • Autobiography and Performativity

Editorial Service

  • Sub-field Editor for American and New World Literatures and Cultures, ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography (

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers
  • Member, Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
  • Member, Louisiana Folklore Society

Selected Works

  • "A Family's Pilgrimage: Charlene Richard Revisited," forthcoming in Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.
  • "Penelope in Bronzeville: The Theme of Nostos in Gwendolyn Brooks' 'The Anniad'" forthcoming in Odyssean Identities in Modern Cultures: The Journey Home. Eds. Sheila Murnaghan and Hunter Gardner. The Ohio State University Press. 
  • "Role-Playing the 'Feminine' in Letters Home." Intertexts 12.2 (2008): 129-44.
  • "The Pine Island Apparition: Cajun Values Revisited." Louisiana Folklore Miscellany 18 (2008): 52-73.
  • "Individual and Communal Identity after Hurricane Rita: A Collaborative Essay." Louisiana Folklore Miscellany 16/17 (2007): 3-27.

  • Review: "Jeremy Downes, The Female Homer." Intertexts (Spring 2012).
  • Review: "Erin Elizabeth Smith, The Fear fo Being Found." Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal (Fall 2009).
  • Review: "Jill Scott, Electra After Freud: Myth and Culture." College Literature (October 2007).