Nebraska Authors

Joseph J. Wydeven

Born 1940-08-31 Appleton, WI (USA)

Died 2013-03-27

Former Professor and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Bellevue University in Nebraska. Wright Morris was the subject of his doctoral dissertation at Purdue University in 1979.

Places Lived

Fond du Lac, WI
Omaha, NE
Papillion, NE
Chicago, IL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Wright Morris; Literary Criticism; Photography; Midwestern Culture


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1979, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Professor Emeritus at Bellevue University
Dean of Arts & Sciences, Bellevue University

Places Worked

Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 21 November 2010
Mari Sandoz Award
MidAmerica Award


Humanities Nebraska Speaker


Wright Morris Revisited. 1998.

Articles represented in:
Midwest Quarterly
Western American Literature
Great Plains Quarterly

Wydeven's November 2010 presentation at the Ames Reading Series can be viewed here:

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