John Edgar Wideman


John Edgar Wideman, Professor of Africana Studies and Literary Arts

Office Location: Churchill House, 155 Angell St.
Phone: (401) 863-3137

Fall 2013 courses:
LITR1010A S02 - Advanced Fiction

Spring 2014 courses:
LITR2110G Writing the Novel

John Edgar Wideman is the distinguished author of nearly 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including, the novels Two Cities, The Cattle Killing, Fever and Philadelphia Fire. His articles, short stories, book reviews, and poetry have appeared widely in periodicals. Previously Distinguished Professor and Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wideman has received many awards and honors, including an O. Henry Award, a Reader's Digest/Lila Wallace Grant, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Rea Prize for Short Fiction, and the Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction. 

Mr. Wideman has been appointed the Asa Messer Professor and Professor of Africana Studies and Literary Arts.