John David Zuern

Contact:
zuern@hawaii.edu

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. In 2015 Laurie McNeill and I co-edited 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 in The Profiling Handbook (2015), 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.


Awards


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

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 2017
  • ENG-420: Studies in Literature and Culture: Fiction and Financial Crisis
  • ENG-495: Internship

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-727: Seminar in Literary Criticism: What Was Psychoanalysis?

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-321: Backgrounds of Western Lit
  • ENG-384: Literature & Technology

Summer Semester 2016
  • ENG-209: Business Writing (Session II)
  • ENG-209: Business Writing (Session II)
  • ENG-495: Internship (Session I & II)

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-321: Backgrounds of Western Lit
  • ENG-495: Internship

Fall Semester 2015
  • ENG-321: Backgrounds of Western Literature (Large Enrollment)
  • ENG-495: Internship