Joshua Pederson

Assistant Professor of Humanities

Education:

BA English, University of Michigan
PhD Religion and Literature, Boston University

Teaching interests: Modernist and contemporary literature, religion and literature, the Bible, and ethics

Research interests: Twentieth-century American literature, religion and literature, and the Bible

Works in progress: After Murderous Gods: Infanticide and Atonement in Modern American Fiction. Contracted for Publication with Northwestern University Press.

Selected publications:

“The Writer as Dervish: Sufism and Poetry in Orhan Pamuk.” Religion and Literature. Forthcoming, Summer 2014.

“Speak, Trauma: Revising Cathy Caruth.” Narrative. Forthcoming, Fall 2014.

“Signifying Moses to Death: Hurston and Reed, Disowning Exodus.” Twentieth-Century Literature. Fall 2012.

“Gnostic Mantra: Reading Religious Syncretism in Ginsberg’s ‘Plutonian Ode’.” Religion and Literature. Spring-Summer 2010.

“The Gospel of Thomas (Pynchon): Abandoning Eschatology in Gravity’s Rainbow.” Religion and the Arts. Spring 2010.

“’More Life’ and More: Harold Bloom, the J Writer, and the Archaic Judaism of Angels in America.” Contemporary Literature. Fall 2009.

“Building the Aural Stage: Beckett’s Embers and Visual Radio.” In Making the Stage: Essays on the Changing Concept of Theatre, Drama, and Performance. Ann C. Hall, editor. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Humanities Foundation Fellowship, Boston University, 2008.