Theda Wrede

Theda Wrede

Theda Wrede, Ph.D.



I’m originally from Germany and completed by Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany. After a year-long Fulbright scholarship at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and received my doctorate degree in American literature from the University of South Carolina. I have been teaching at Dixie State since 2006 and published the books Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature (2014) and The Way We Read James Dickey (2009). My essays and reviews have appeared in Feminist Ecocriticism, Color, Hair and Bone, Journal of Contemporary Thought, Rocky Mountain Review, and South Atlantic Review. I have been regularly teaching courses in multi-ethnic American literature, world literature, literary theory, American culture, Western American literature, and ecocriticism.


Ph.D. in 20th-century American Literature, University of South Carolina 2006
M.A. in American and French Literature and Linguistics, Universitaet Goettingen, Germany 2000