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Eric P. Meljac

Dr. Eric P. Meljac

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Classroom Center, Suite 326C
Email: emeljac@mail.wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2486

Professional Profile

Dr. Meljac joined the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages in 2014. He received a B.A. in English in 2000 and an M.A. in English in 2002, both at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2013, Dr. Meljac earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Meljac teaches writing and literature courses for the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages. He serves as the co-sponser of the Chi Theta WTAMU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Dr. Meljac also acts as coordinator of the WTAMU EPML Great Books Series. 

Research and Creative Activity

With a background in critical theory, Dr. Meljac's research concerns the artistic expressions of literary modernisms in 20th- and 21st-century narratives, as well as more recent work in the field of pedagogy in higher education. He has a particular interest in the work of French literary theorist Roland Barthes, literature of Africa in translation, African-American literature, experimental literature, and the writings of J. M. Coetzee. Dr. Meljac’s essays have been published in the Journal of Modern Literature, The Explicator, the Journal of College Writing, and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Personal Sketch

Residing in Amarillo, Dr. Meljac collects antiques and ephemera from multiple time periods. He is especially proud of the Renaissance-era manuscript collection he has maintained for the past several years. He also has a keen interest in silent film and early photography.