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John Zuern

Associate Professor

John Zuern

My writing and teaching focuses on literary criticism and theory, fiction, life writing, and electronic literature. With my colleague Cynthia Franklin, I co-edit the journal Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. Laurie McNeill and I are currently editing a special issue of Biography, "Online Lives 2.0," which follows up on the journal's 2003 "Online Lives" special issue.

I also direct the Department of English Undergraduate Internship Program.

My recent publications include a chapter on electronic poetry in Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era (2013), an article on the life writing of Louis Althusser in Life Writing (2011), and a critical history of the networking company Cisco Systems in the volume Cultural Critique and the Global Corporation (Indiana UP, 2010).

In 2012 I was honored to receive the University of Hawai‘i Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching.

Office Hours

Thursday and Friday 1:30 - 3:00
and by appointment

Awards

  • Presidential/Chancellor's Citation for Meritorious Teaching, 2005
  • Board of Regents' Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Education

BA, English, Moorhead State University
MA Comparative Literature, MA English, University of Texas-Austin
PhD Comparative Literature, University of Texas-Austin

Courses

Fall Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 495(1) Internship Edit
ENG 625B(1) Theories & Methods of Literary Study (LSE) T 3:30-6:00 Edit

Spring Semester 2014

Course Title Time  
ENG 420(1) STUDIES IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE: FICTION, FINANCE, AND ETHIC MWF 9:30-10:20 Edit
ENG 495(1) INTERNSHIP Edit

Fall Semester 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 320(3) Intro. English Studies TR 9:00-10:15 Edit
ENG 495(1) Internship: Instructor Approval Hrs. arranged Edit

Session 2 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 209(1) Business Writing Hrs. arranged
ENG 209(2) Business Writing Hrs. arranged
ENG 495(1) Internship MTWRF

Session 1 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 495(1) Internship MTWRF

Spring Semester 2013

Course Title Time  
ENG 495(1) Internship Hrs. arranged Edit
ENG 727(1) Sem Lit Criticism (Defenses of Poetry) (LSE/pre-1900) T 6:30-9:00 Edit

Fall Semester 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 384(1) Lit & Technology (online) Hrs. arranged Edit
ENG 495(1) Internship Hrs. arranged Edit

Session 2 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 209(1) Business Writing Hrs. arranged
ENG 209(2) Business Writing Hrs. arranged

Spring Semester 2012

Course Title Time  
ENG 352(1) 20C Novel in English TTH 10:30-11:45 Edit
ENG 421(1) St/CompLit (Literature, Hospitality, and Hotels) TTH 1:30-2:45 Edit
ENG 495(1) Internship Edit

Fall Semester 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 320(1) Intro to English Studies MWF 9:30-10:20 Edit
ENG 320(2) Intro to English Studies MWF 10:30-11:20 Edit

Session 1 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 209(1) Business Writing (on line) MTWRF
ENG 209(2) Business Writing (on line) MTWRF

Spring Semester 2011

Course Title Time  
ENG 321(1) Backgrounds of Western Litertature TTH 10:30-11:45 Edit
ENG 427(1) Studies in Literary Criticism&Theory: Ethics&Literary Critism TTH 12:00-1:15 Edit
ENG 495(1) Internship

Fall Semester 2010

Course Title Time  
ENG 320(1) Introduction to English Studies MWF 8:30-9:20 Edit
ENG 320(2) Introduction to English Studies MWF 9:30-10:20 Edit
ENG 384(1) Literature and Technology MWF 12:30-1:20 Edit