Lisa Moody



Mark Twain illustration is by Peter de Seve

Mark Twain cover illustration by Peter de Seve

Baetzhold, Howard G., and Joseph B. McCullough, eds. The Bible According to Mark Twain: Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist. New York: Simon & Schuster-Touchstone, 1996.

 

My research is in nineteenth-century American and British literature, specializing in realism and in religious philosophy of the late nineteenth century, particularly in relation to the realist text. In American literature, I have focused on the writings of Rebecca Harding Davis, William Dean Howells, Mark Twain, and Harold Frederic.

In addition to examining the ways in which late nineteenth-century writers conceptualize the project of realism through a religious lens relative to Hebraism and Hellenism, there are several projects of a smaller scope I am developing, including an essay entitled “Fictional Ministers and the Pulpit of Protestant Progressivism in Nineteenth-Century Literature.”

 

Education:
PhD, Louisiana State University. MA, Northwestern University. BA, University of Chicago.

 

Publications:
“The American 'Lives' of Jesus: The Malleable Figure of Christ as a Man of the People.” Christianity and Literature 58.2 (2009): 157-84.

 

“Edmund Hoyle's Treatises on Whist: Literary Piracy in the Eighteenth Century.” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 16 (2009): 87-95.

 

“Nineteenth-Century Narrative Techniques in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.” South Asian Review 27.2 (2006): 25-47.

 

Selected Other Professional Activities and Achievements:
Board of Regents Fellow, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (20042008).

 

College of Arts and Sciences nominee for LSU 2009-2010 Distinguished Dissertation Award.

 

James Olney Distinguished Dissertation Award for Religion and Realism in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2010).

 

Gale Carrithers Outstanding Essay Award for “The American 'Lives' of Jesus: The Malleable Figure of Christ as a Man of the People.” LSU Department of English (2008).

 

Dickens Project Essay Prize for “Mediating Social Consciousness: George Eliot's Approach to Religion and Realism.” LSU Department of English. LSU Department of English (2008).

 

Gale Carrithers Outstanding Essay Award for “Mediating Social Consciousness: George Eliot's Approach to Religion and Realism.” LSU Department of English (2007).

 

Gale Carrithers Outstanding Essay Award for “Unconventional Readings: Locating the Narrator in Mary Russell Mitford's Rosedale and Anna Leonowens's The Romance of the Harem.” LSU Department of English (2006).