|Dr. Branson Woodard
Professor of English
Literary criticism, periodical essay, and C. S. Lewis.
"A Theory of Reflection in C. S. Lewis and the Future of Literary Criticism." Inklings Conference. Grove City College. April 2008.
"Surprised by Rosenblatt: A Dialogue between Transaction Theory and C. S. Lewis's Experiment in Criticism." C. S. Lewis Conference. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. October 2007.
“Theological Hermeneutics and the Recovery of Literary Criticism.” Conference Paper. National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Valley Forge, PA. November 2005.
“Relief through Doubt in the Conclusion of Rasselas.” Conference Paper. Midwest Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Indiana Wesleyan University. March 2004.
"Pygmalion and the Pastor: Myth as Genre in Gide's Pastoral Symphony.” Conference Paper. NACFLA. Wheaton, IL. April 2001.
"Postmodern Disintegration and Communicative Presence: Toward Another Perspective on Words and Things." Intercultural Communication Studies 10.2 (2000): 203-14.
Articles on “Suffering” and “Tragedy.” A Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Ed. Leland Ryken, et al. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
“An Introduction to Genre Criticism.” Co-authored with Michael Travers. In Cracking Old Testament Codes. Ed. Ron Giese and D. Brent Sandy. Nashville, TN: Broadman, 1995. 29-45.
“Literary Strategies and Authorship in the Book of Daniel.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 37 (March 1994): 39-53.
“Jonah.” In A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. Ed. Leland Ryken and Tremper Longman. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. 348-57.
"Literature." In Opening the American Mind: The Integration of Biblical Truth in the Curriculum of the University. Ed. David Beck. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991. 67-87.
"Death in Life: The Book of Jonah and Biblical Tragedy." Grace Theological Journal 11.1 (1991): 3-16.
"Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Christians and Contemporary Critical Theory." Co-authored with Bruce Edwards. Christianity and Literature 39.3 (1990): 303-15.
"Biblical Literature, Theology, and Holism in Literary Theory." Conference Paper. Univ. of North Texas Conference, "The Core and the Canon: A National Debate." October 1989.
Participant in Faculty Workshop on Integration of Scripture and the Academic Disciplines. Wheaton College. May 2004.
A review in Grace Theological Journal (Fall 1991: 300-03) of Robert Alter's The World of Biblical Literature (New York: Basic Books, 1992).
"The Crisis in Reading Instruction and Modern Literary Theory." Journal of the Virginia College Reading Educators 10.1 (1991): 10-17.
"The Integration of Scripture into the Liberal Arts Curriculum." Workshop Participant. Christian College Coalition. Washington, DC. May 1990.
"A Comment on 'Relativism, Radical Pedagogy, and the Ideology of Paralysis.'" College English 52.4 (1990): 466-67.