Dr. Lance Weldy

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Dr. Lance Weldy

Associate Professor of English

Office: FH 103
Phone: 843-661-1513

Dr. Lance Weldy is Associate Professor of English and teaches classes in freshman composition and children’s and young adult literature. He has co-edited both the C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia New Casebook and also a special issue on Sexualities and Children’s Culture for the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly.  His current research interests include the social construction of childhood sexuality and also the multivalent nature of queerness and its relation to fundamentalism.  His latest publications include “Graphically/Ubiquitously Separate: The Sanctified Littering of Jack T. Chick’s Fundy-Queer Comics” in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays from the University Press of Mississippi; and the forthcoming chapter, “A Dolla Makes Her Holla: Honey Boo Boo and the Collaborative Gaze of the 21st-Century Knowing Child” in The Embodied Child: Readings in Children’s Literature and Culture from Routledge.


PhD, Texas A&M University-Commerce
MA, University of Illinois-Springfield
BA, Bob Jones University




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