Edward Wesp


B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


19th Century American literature
History and Narrative Form
Virtual Worlds and Comparative Media

Scholarly Works

Book Chapters

Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2010). ?Solomon?s Bluff: Virtual Property and the Aesthetics of Modern Worldmaking.? . In Paul K. Saint-Amour (Eds.), Modernism & Copyright : Oxford UP.

(2009). ??Some Words With A Mummy?: Teaching Satire and the Democratic Threat in Poe?s Fiction.? . In Jeffrey Weinstock and Anthony Magistrale (Eds.), Approaches to Teaching Poes Poetry and Prose : MLA.

Journal Articles

(2014 , December ). ?A Too-Coherent World: Game Studies and the Myth of ?Narrative? Media.? . Game Studies

(2010 , January ). ?Beyond the Romance: The Aesthetics of Hawthorne?s ?Chiefly About War Matters.?? . Texas Studies in Literature and Language

Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2009 , April ). ?Towards a Critical Aesthetic of Virtual-World Geographies.? . Game Studies

Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2004 , April ). ?Reading Game/Text: EverQuest, Alienation, and Digital Communities.? . Postmodern Culture

Edward Wesp and Eric Hayot (2004 ). Style: Strategy and Mimesis in Ergodic Literature . Comparative Literature Studies ,41 , 404-423.

Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp (2004 ). ?Style: Strategy and Mimesis in Ergodic Literature.? . Comparative Literature Studies

Conference Proceedings

(2012 , June ). ?Comparative, Transatlantic Questions of Aesthetics in The Marble Faun.? . Conversazioni in Italia: Joint meeting of the Emerson Society, Hawthorne Society, and Poe Studies Association Florence, Italy

(2010 , June ). ??The Virtuoso?s Collection?: Satire and the Virtues of Literature.? . Hawthorne Society: Biennial Summer Conference , Concord, MA

(2010 , April ). ?The Faun?s Ear: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Museum as Medium.? . Northeast MLA Convention , Montreal,

Edward Wesp (2008 , June ). "Momentary Triumph and the Trudge of History: The Aesthetics of Hawthorne's 'Chiefly About War Matters'" . Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Bowdoin College , Brunswick, ME

(2008 , April ). Visualizing Desire: Video Games in a Comparative Framework.? . Playing to Win: The Business and Social Frontiers of Videogames Penn State University

(2007 , March ). Poe's "Perverse" and the History of Democracy . Northeast MLA Convention , Baltimore, MD

(2005 , December ). Imagining Ownership: Literary and Ludic Relations to Imaginary Possessions . MLA Annual Convention , Washington, DC