Anthony Wexler

Anthony Wexler

Senior Lecturer

Greenhouse Annex
awexler2@jhu.edu
Biography

Anthony Wexler received a  B.A. from Yeshiva University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.  His teaching focuses on postwar American literature, and he specializes in Jewish American literature and the Holocaust in American life.  Since graduating from JHU, he  has held research and teaching fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Northwestern University, and Colby College.  He  has also delivered numerous lectures and taught short seminars at adult education centers across the country.   

Anthony is currently completing a book project titled At a Distance of Years: The Novel of Aging in the Shadow of Auschwitz.  In it, he examines how a group of late-life novels challenge the ways the Holocaust has been received and represented in American life. Before coming to JHU, Anthony was a lecturer in the English Department at Case Western Reserve University. While at Case, he was nominated for the J. Bruce Jackson, M.D., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, and he won  The Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  In all his classes, he aims to help students become more confident and engaged writers and thinkers.  

Teaching

Reintroduction to Writing: ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA 

Expertise/Research Interests
  • Composition Studies
  • American Jewish Literature and Culture
  • Religion and Literature 
  • Representations of the Holocaust
  • Jewish Studies