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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.
Ph.D., French Literature, Stanford University, 2014.
M.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2007.
B.A., University Scholars, Baylor University, 2005.
“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).