Dr. Wendy M. Whelan Stewart, Assistant Professor of American Literature and Women Studies
B.A., M.A., McNeese State University


SFAAl, 209
(337) 475-5338

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Classicism / The Classical Tradition and American Women Writers
• Feminist Theory
• Southern Women Writers (A. J. Evans, E. Gilchrist, E. Welty)
• Gender Theory
• Cross-Dressing and Gender-Performativity in L
iterature
• Sylvia Plath

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS
• Co-Editor, Rougarou: An Online Literary Journal, University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
• Member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers
• Member, South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

SELECTED WORKS

Articles
"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.

Contribution Pieces
"The Mentor." Points of Gold: Poems for Leo Luke Marcello. Xavier Press, 2005.

Reviews
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).