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Dr. Luke Ferretter
20th Century British & American Literature
Carroll Science, room 110
B.A. University of Oxford
M.A. University of Oxford
Ph.D. University of St. Andrews
Luke Ferretter, Assistant Professor of English, earned his BA and MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, and wrote his PhD dissertation on postmodern literary theory and Christian theology at the University of St. Andrews. He has published Towards a Christian Literary Theory (Palgrave, 2003), Louis Althusser (Routledge, 2006), and has recently completed a book on Sylvia Plath's fiction. He is currently working on a study of D.H. Lawrence. His research interests include: Sylvia Plath; D.H Lawrence; J.D. Salinger; Virginia Woolf; Zelda Fitzgerald; contemporary critical theory; 20th century women's writing; literature and theology. He welcomes applications for graduate study in any of these areas.
Louis Althusser (London and New York: Routledge, 2006).
Towards a Christian Literary Theory (Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).
Journal articles and book chapters
‘"The Influence of Somebody Upon Something": To the Lighthouse in Sylvia Plath's Work', Woolf Editing, Editing Woolf: Selected Papers from the Eighteenth International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. Eleanor McNees and Sara Veglahn (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press, 2009).
‘"What Girl Ever Flourished in Such Company?": Sylvia Plath's Religion', Yearbook of English Studies: Religion and Literature, ed. Andrew Tate (London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2009).
‘"Just Like the Sort of Drug a Man Would Invent": The Bell Jar and the Feminist Critique of Women's Health Care', Plath Profiles 1 (2008), 136-58.
‘Matthew Arnold', in The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology, ed. David Jasper, Elizabeth Jay and Andrew Hass (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 639-54.
‘The Minaret of Myself: D.H. Lawrence and the Religious Function of the Novel', in Biblical Religion and the Novel, 1700-2000, ed. Mark Knight and Thomas Woodman (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006), 91-104.
‘The Power and the Glory: The Aesthetics of the Hebrew Bible', Literature and Theology 18:2 (2004), 123-38.
‘Hanif Kureishi and the Politics of Comedy', Sydney Studies in English 29 (2003), 87-102.
‘Reception Theory: Hans-Georg Gadamer, Roman Ingarden and the Geneva School', in The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern Criticism and Theory, ed. Julian Wolfreys (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002), 151-58. Reprinted in Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide, ed. Julian Wolfreys (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006), 149-56.