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Professor Nicholas Olson

Assistant Professor of English

Nick Olsen

nsolson@liberty.edu
434-582-2079

A graduate of Liberty University, Professor Nicholas Olson has taught English at Liberty since 2013.  Before coming back to Liberty, Professor Olson wrote for several publications including Christianity Today, Books and Culture, Christ and Pop Culture, and Curator.

Degrees

M.F.A. Candidate, Seattle Pacific University
M.A. in English, Liberty University
B.A. in English, Liberty University

Publications

"The Suspense of Displacement: Domestic Melodrama in Asghar Farhadi's A Separation and The Past and the Political-Theological Question of a Spacious Heart" Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema. Eds. Kenneth R. Morefield and Nicholas S. Olson. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

"The Ascetic Bondage of Manipulating the Essential Self: Hazel Motes as Autonomous Modern and Revelation as Violence in Wise Blood." Literature and Belief: Literature and the Sacred. 32.1&2 (Fall 2012): 17-38. Print.


Conferences

"The Ascetic Bondage of Manipulating the Essential Self: Hazel Motes as Autonomous Modern and Revelation as Violence in Wise Blood," at Literature and the Sacred, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, October 14-16, 2010.

"On the Ethics of Knowing when to Transcend or Demand Recompense," at Conference on Christianity and Literature, Montreat College, Montreat, NC, April 8-10, 2010.

Teaching and Research Interests

Creative Writing
American Literature
Literature and Theology
Film as Art, Film and Theology
How Art Resists Secularity
Sociology of Religion, Philosophical Anthropology

Community Service

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