Jason Lewallen

Jason Lewallen

Anselm 109

jlewallen@udallas.edu

972 721 5373

Dr. Lewallen received his Ph.D. in French Literature from Stanford University in 2014. His research focuses on the functions of religious and philosophical conversions in 20th-century French novels, with particular emphasis on Sartre, Camus, and François Mauriac. Other interests include film studies, reader-response theory, foreign language pedagogy, and secularization theory.

 Education

Ph.D., French Literature, Stanford University, 2014.

M.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2007.

B.A., University Scholars, Baylor University, 2005.

Publications

“The Apologetics of Suspicion: Secular Conversion in La Nausée” (article forthcoming in Religion and Literature).

 “Pascalian Training in Le Noeud de vipères” (article in preparation).

 The Hermeneutics of Conversion: Fiction and Apologetics in François Mauriac and Jean-Paul Sartre (Dissertation: Stanford University, 2014).

News

When Foresight Is 20/20: Endowment Gains 27 Percent in One Stroke Thanks to $10 Investment 24 Years Ago

At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.

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