Lecturer in Comparative Literature
Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Stony Brook University
John Stone-Mediatore began teaching at Ohio Wesleyan in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago and he also holds advanced degrees in Music and English. Prior to teaching at Ohio Wesleyan, he taught writing at the University of Chicago and Comparative Literature at Indiana University. He has presented papers at major literature and philosophy conferences in the United States, Canada and England (MLA, ACLA, APA, IAPL, etc.) and has published in the Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society and the Popular Culture and Philosophy book series. His major areas of research include postmodernism, twentieth-century French and American literature, psychoanalytic theory, and aesthetics. His dissertation, Postmodernist Literature and Schizophrenia, examined the critical light that contemporary literature casts on recent theories of ‘schizophrenia’ in postmodern culture. He is the recipient of a “You Are OWU” award and the 2019 Bishop Francis Kearns Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Service and Leadership.
Areas of Interest
Postmodernist fiction, aesthetics, interrelations of literature and music, psychoanalytic criticism