Ph.D., 2002, Saint Louis University
M.A., 1995, Truman State University
B.A., 1994, Northeast Missouri State University
Growing up in Milwaukee and earning his Ph.D. at Saint Louis University, Terrence Wandtke has lived most of his life in the Midwest. With books and movies his lifelong passions, he spent his career as a graduate student exploring the connections between twentieth century literature and film. Terrence Wandtke was called to Judson in 2002 and teaches classes in literature, film, and popular culture. In recent years, he has been researching and writing about heroic narratives in literature, film, and popular mediums such as comic books. Whenever he is able to tear himself from teaching and scholarship, he spends his time with his wife, Anna, daughter, Bella, and son, Ripley.
Director of the Imago Film Festival
Area chair for the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Recipient of the Walter J. Ong Scholarship Award
Interests, Expertise, and Involvements
Twentieth century literature (English and American); film; visual culture; psychoanalytic theory
The Amazing Transforming Superhero! Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television. Jefferson: McFarland, 2007 (Editor and Primary Contributor)
"Saints, Artists, and Christian Political Activism: Scrutinizing the Assault on Controversial Art," Prism 9 (2002): 6-9, 19
"The Vampire and the Dream of Virtual Reality: Highlander: The Series as Cultural Conflict," Popular Culture Review 9 (1998): 45-58
"Homicide: Life on the Street! s: The Faith Struggles of Detective Frank Pembleton," Prism 5 (1998): 10-13
Modern Language Association; Midwest Popular Culture Association.
Research on the connections between literary modernism and film; research on heroes in contemporary media (such as film and comic books)
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." - Ephesians 4:31-32
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