Thomas J Hertweck
Assistant Director, Core Writing Program
BA (English--Purdue University), MA (American Studies--Purdue University), PhD (English/Literature & Environment--UNR)
Office: FH 105
Telephone: (775) 682-6388
20th and 21st century America literature, the novel, capitalism and commodity culture, food studies, film, cultural studies
Tom Hertweck, ed. and intro. Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Tom Hertweck hails from the Big 10 country of Indiana. Outside the classroom, Tom likes to cook, travel, read (especially Kurt Vonnegut), and, unbelievably, grade, as it gives him the opportunity to interact with students' ideas--the best pastime there is. He has recently been researching food capitalism and the vicissitudes of the "cheap economy," novelistic depictions of food affect, African-American novels and food racism, and the ways in which we must "read" food before we can eat it. He, of course, obsessively reads anything that goes on food packages.