PhD, University of Virginia
Donald R. Wehrs received his PhD from the University of Virginia. He specializes in novel genre and history, British eighteenth-century studies, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and comparative literature. He is the author of three books on twentieth-century African fiction, editor or co-editor of four collections on literary theory and criticism, and has published in Poetics Today, Modern Philology, Literature & Theology, New Literary History, MLN, SEL, and ELH. He is currently at work on projects connecting ethics, literary history, and neurocognitive studies.
Honors Professor of the Year, 2007-2008
Auburn University Creative Research and Scholarship Award, 2015
Auburn University Distinguished Diversity Research Award, 2010
the novel, long 18th-century British literature, critical theory