Cynthia R. Wallace

    • Assistant Professor, English
    • St. Thomas More College
    • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
    • Phone: 306.966.8067
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    • B.A., Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio
    • M.A., Loyola University, Chicago
    • Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago

    Research Interests

    • Literary Ethics
    • Judeo-Christian religion, secularization, and post-secular movements in literature
    • The history of women's writing in English
    • Contemporary literature

    Research Projects

    • An exploration of ethical, religious, and poetic arguments and echoes among Simoine Weil, Emmanuel Levinas, and Adrienne Rich

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • "Whatever Else We Call It: The Great Price of Secular Sainthood in Mary Gordon's Pearl." Religion and Literature 48, 3 (2016): 1-25.
    • Of Women Borne: A Literary Ethics of Suffering. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2016. 
    • "L as Language: Love and Ethics."  African American Review 47, 2-3 (2014). 375-390.
    • "'Writing a book is hard, because you are 'giving yourself away'."  Dorothy Day and the Literariness of New Monastic Movements."  Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Cincinnati, OH, November 2012.
    • "Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and the Paradoxes of Postcolonial Redemption."  Christianity and Literature 61.3 (2012): 465-83. Print.
    • "'I Have Felt That Sacred Wax Blister My Hand': Suffering, Gender, Religion, Theory."  The Hospitable Text:  New Approaches to Religion and Literature.  London, England, 14-16 July 2011.
    • "In the Beginning: Beloved and the Religious Word of Psychoanalysis."  Literature and Theology 25.3 (2011):  268-282.  Print.
    • "'I refuse these givens / the splitting / between love and action': Adrienne Rich and Holistic Feminist Literary Ethics."  Midwest Modern Language Association.  Chicago, IL  4-7 November 2010.
    • "'It must acknowledge the spiritual forces which have made it': Marianne Moore, Religion and the Ethics of Critical Discourse."  The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900.  Louisville, KY.  18-20 February 2010.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    • ENG 202.6:  Reading Canon Texts and Contexts
    • ENG 113.3:  Literature and Composition Reading Narrative
    • Courses in the Catholic Studies Minor and on Catholic writers