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 Launches Reading Initiative, Partners with Local Schools

During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.

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