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

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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