Jason Lewallen Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of French and French Program Director, Modern Languages

Phone: (972) 721-5373

Email: jlewallen@udallas.edu

Office: Anselm #109

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 Franois Mauriac. He joined the UD faculty in the fall of 2014.
  • Ph.D., French Literature, Stanford University, 2014.
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2007.
  • B.A., University Scholars, Baylor University, 2005.
  • Associate Professor of French
  • French Program Director
  • 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 are in 20th Century French Novel, Existentialism, Catholic Writers, Secularization Theory, Religion and Literature.

  • Peer-Reviewed Article: “Rushing to Judgement: Soumissionas Formative Fiction.” French Studies 76, no. 3 (July 2022): 401–416.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: “Interpreting Conversion: Hermeneutic Training in François Mauriac’s Le Noeud de Vipères.” Christianity and Literature 68, no. 2 (March 2019): 213–32.
  • Peer-Reviewed Article: “Secular Conversion: La Nauséeas Formative Fiction.” Religion and Literature 49, no. 2 (2017): 47-68.
  • "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
  • "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
  • King/Haggar Scholar Award, 2016
  • Christianity and Literature Travel Grant, 2013
  • Stanford Centennial Teaching Award, 2013
  • Stanford-Ecole Normale Supérieure Visiting Research Fellowship, 2011