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Nicholas Olson

Assistant Professor of English

nsolson@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2079

 

Education

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

 

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.

 

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

  • LAMP Literary Journal and Events