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Bryan Vescio

Bryan Vescio
Associate Professor
TH 331G
(920) 465-2377

In addition to teaching introductory and advanced humanities courses, Professor Vescio teaches and publishes in the areas of American literature, literary theory, film studies, and world literature. He also serves as faculty sponsor for UWGB's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.

Research Interests: Dr. Vescio has recently been focusing on theoretical work on the future of the humanities in general and literary studies in particular.

Recent Publications: "Strangers in Everyland: Suttree, Huckleberry Finn, and Tragic Humanism." Forthcoming in a special issue of The Cormac McCarthy Journal celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the publication of Suttree, 2006.

"The Pattern that Literature Makes: Davidson, Pragmatism, and the Reconstruction of the Literary." Literature and Philosophy: A Guide to Contemporary Debates. Ed. David Rudrum. London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, November 30, 2006.

"Absalom, Absalom!." Facts on File Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby Werlock. New York: Facts on File, 2006.

"As I Lay Dying." Facts on File Companion to the American Novel.

"The Day of the Locust." Facts on File Companion to the American Novel.

"Miss Lonelyhearts." Facts on File Companion to the American Novel.

"Tortilla Flat" and 18 related entries, A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Ed. Michael Meyer and Brian Railsback. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

"Introduction." Pragmatism, by William James. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2003.

Recent Awards and Grants: CATL Instructional Development Grant, 2011-12 (for team-teaching interdisciplinary humanities class on The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Student-Nominated Teaching Award, 2010, 2011

UWGB Teaching Scholar, 2003-04

UW Race and Ethnicity Institute Grant, 2003-04

Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia, M.A. University of Virginia, B.A. UW-Madison


  • English 322 Modern Poetry: Transatlantic Modernism
  • English 333 Literary Themes: Violence in American Lit
  • English 344 African American Literature: Literature & Film
  • English 338 World Literatures: European Novel into Film
  • English 436 Major Authors: Faulkner
  • HUS 350: Great Works: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • English 436 Major Authors: Melville