Dominic Meo

Dominic Meo

Dominic Meo

Part-Time Faculty

Hum, Soc & Behav Sciences

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About Dominic Meo

Dominic Meo earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Language, Literature, and Writing from Eastern Michigan University—where he double-majored with an Interdisciplinary Major in Children's Literature and Drama/Theatre for the Young. He continued at EMU to get his Masters of Arts in Literature. While pursuing his MA, Dominic served as President of the English Graduate Student Association and as the Editorial Intern for the Journal of Narrative Theory's Volume 48.3. 

Dominic recently joined WCC and currently teaches Composition II, using his experience from instructing courses in Children's Literature, Composition, and Writing.

MA, Literature — Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
BA (University Honors), Language, Literature, and Writing — Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
Dominic’s research and publication history focuses on examining the renaissance-like revitalization of fantasy by Tolkien—predicated on the timeless nature of archetypal myth and legend. Dominic's inquiries build on his Senior Honor's Thesis, "A Merrier World’: Small Renaissances Engendered in J. R. R. Tolkien’s 'Legendarium'" and his MCEA presentation, "'Recovery, Escape, Consolation': J. R. R. Tolkien’s Modern Fantasy as a Refuge for the Reader." What he has explored in Tolkien’s writings includes Tolkien's philosophical post-humanist tendencies, large strides in multi-species justice, and relatively early subject-object relations. As recent critical theory turns towards understanding the non-human, Tolkien’s work in revolutionizing fantasy shows a marked appreciation for the not-human. Notably, these moves are all done within the context of novels that changed the landscape of fantasy and fiction forever.