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

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During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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