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Gerard Wegemer, Ph.D.

wegemerEnglish Department
Location: Braniff Graduate Building 310
Office Phone: 972-721-5327


B.A. Assumption College, Philosophy
M.A. Boston College, Political Science
M.A. Georgetown University, English
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, English

Scholarship and Recent Publications


Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty.  Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Thomas More's Trial by Jury:  A Procedural and Legal Review.  Edited by Henry Ansgar Kelly, Louis Karlin, and Gerard B. Wegemer.  Boydell & Brewer, 2011.

Thomas More Source Book. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, July, 2004.

Thomas More on Statesmanship. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America, 1996.

Thomas More: A Portrait of Courage. Princeton, NJ: Scepter Publishers, 1995.


Thomas More Studies. 7 February 2002


"Thomas More on Tyranny: What is Distinctive in His Early Thematic and Literary Treatment?"  Moreana 189-190 (December 2012): 141-55.

"England's Civil Wars:  Young Thomas More's Assessment and Solutions."  Moreana nos. 183-184 (June 2011): 125-59.

"Sir Thomas More, St."  New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 (Detroit: Gale, 2010): Vol. 2, 824-831.

"What Holbein and Lockey Captured in The Family of Sir Thomas More: A Family 'furnished for the whole scope of human life.'" Moreana no. 173 (June 2008): 102-115.

"Thomas More's History of King Richard III: Educating Citizens for Self-Government." Thomas More Studies 2 (2007): 38-48.

"Henry VIII on Trial: Confronting Malice and Conscience in Shakepeare's All Is True." Renascence 52.2 (Winter 2000): 111-130.

"The Civic Humanism of Thomas More: Why Law Has Prominence over Rhetoric." Ben Jonson Journal 7 (2000): 187-198.

"Why Would a Christian Participate in Civic Life?: The Case of Thomas More." [On Book 1 of Utopia]. Logos 2.4 (Fall 1999): 68-81.

"The Political Philosophy of Sir Thomas More." In Saints, Sovereigns, and Scholars, ed. Robert A. Herrera, 135-145. NY: Peter Lang, 1993.

"The City of God in Thomas More's Utopia." Renascence 44.2 (Winter 1992): 115-135.

"Ciceronian Humanism in More's Utopia" Moreana no. 104 (Dec. 1990): 5-26.

"The Rhetoric of Opposition in Thomas More's Utopia: Giving Form to Competing Philosophies." Philosophy and Rhetoric 23.4 (Winter 1990): 288-306.

"Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort: A Platonic Treatment of Statesmanship." Moreana nos.101-102 (May 1990): 55-64.

Recent Courses

Literary Study I: Lyric
Early Modern Literature
The English Renaissance
Thomas More
Perspectives on the Renaissance

Research Interests

Thomas More
English Renaissance


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