Cynthia R. Wallace, On Leave

    • Assistant Professor, Department of 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

    • A monograph on redemptive suffering in contemporary literature and theory, tentatively called Of Women Borne:  A Literary Ethics
    • A project on the post-secular interrogation of martyrdom in Mary Gordon's novel Pearl
    • An exploration of ethical, religious, and poetic arguments and echoes among Simoine Weil, Emmanuel Levinas, and Adrienne Rich

    Selected Publications and Presentations

    • "L as Language:  Love and Ethics."  African American Review (Forthcoming). Print.
    • "'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