Kathryn Ludwig teaches writing and literature, specializing in contemporary American literature. Her scholarship deals with the intersection of religion and literature. In her graduate work, she pursued a concentration in Jewish philosophy, especially the works of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. She has published articles and presented papers on the notion of the postsecular in contemporary literature and is an officer with the American Religion and Literature Society.
Visiting Instructor and Adjunct Instructor
Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013-2017
Project Excel Instructor
Vincennes University/Blackford High School, 2013/14
Taylor University, 2012-2014
Editorial Assistant, RELIGION
Elsevier Publications, 2005-2007
Purdue University, 2003–2004
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PhD in English
Purdue University, 2010
MA in Humanities
University of Chicago, 2001
BA in English and Communications
Purdue University, 1998
Research and Publications
- Review of The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma, by Monica Osborne, Modern Fiction Studies, winter 2020 (66.4).
- “To Dwell in Grace: Physical and Spiritual Situatedness in Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.” Special issue, “Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age.” Humanities 2019, 8(4), 163.
- “Complicity and Critique.” The Secular and the Literary. Special issue of Christianity and Literature, forthcoming.
- “Finding the Prophetic in Failure: A Postsecular Reading of E. L. Doctorow’s City of God,” Religion and the Arts 19 (2015), 230-258.
- “Don DeLillo’s Underworld and the Postsecular in Contemporary Fiction,” Religion and Literature 41.3 (Autumn 2009), 15-24.
- “Postsecularism and a Prophetic Sensibility,” Christianity in Literature 58.2 (Winter 2009): 226-233.