Jason Lewallen, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Lewallen received his Ph.D. in French Literature from Stanford University in 2014. with a dissertation on conversion in novels by Jean-Paul Sartre and François Mauriac. He joined the UD faculty in the fall of 2014.

Education

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

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of French
  • French Program Director

Recent Courses

  • Second Year French I (MFR 2311)
  • Second Year French II (MFR 2312)
  • Contemporary France (MFR 3313)
  • French Literary Tradition II (MFR 3342)
  • French Catholic Writers (MFR 4340)
  • French Thought and Culture after 1945 (MFR 4359)

Research Interests

Research interests are in 20th Century French Novel, Existentialism, Catholic Writers, Secularization Theory, Religion and Literature.

Selected 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).
  • "Secular Conversion in Sartre's Early Fiction" forthcoming in Religion and Literature

Presentations

  • "Albert Camus's Formative Cities": 2016 SCMLA Conference, Dallas
  • "Religion, Violence, and Soumission": 2016 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington  
  • "Fictional Apologetics and the Production of Knowledge in Sartre's La Nausée": International Colloquium in 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies, Baton Rouge

Awards & Honors

  • King/Haggar Scholar Award, 2016
  • Christianity and Literature Travel Grant, 2013
  • Stanford Centennial Teaching Award, 2013
  • Stanford-Ecole Normale Supérieure Visiting Research Fellowship, 2011