Curriculum Vitae Jason R. Peters

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Curriculum Vitae
Jason R. Peters

Professor of English

Dorothy Parkander Chair in Literature

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL 61201

EDUCATION: Ph.D., English, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI), 1994

Dissertation: Owen Barfield and the Heritage of Coleridge

Areas of Concentration:

British Romantic Literature

Seventeenth-Century British Literature

American Literature to 1900

M.A., English, Michigan State University, 1989

B.A., Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), 1986

Major: English

Minor: Religion and Theology


Full-time Positions:
1996-Present Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

    1. Roanoke College (Salem, VA)

    1. Hollins College (Roanoke, VA)

Adjunct Positions:

    1. Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)

    1. Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI)

  1. Baker College (Owosso, MI)


    1. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)


“Abstraction and Intimacy in Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear it Away,” in Shenandoah 60: 1/2 (Spring/Summer, 2010).

Owen Barfield. ISI Books (under contract)

“Hope in the Face of Ecological Decline,” in Intersections 32 (Spring, 2010).

“The Third Landscape: Wendell Berry and American Conservation,” in The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry, ed. Mark T. Mitchell and Nathan Schlueter (ISI Books: 2012)

Review of Hunger and Happiness, by L Shannon Jung, forthcoming in Dialogue: A Journal of Theology

“The Natural in Light of the Supernatural.” Review of Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C.S. Lewis, by Matt Dickerson and David O’Hara. Review of Politics 72:1 (2010)

“‘The Beginning of Something’: Wise Blood, Saint Augustine, and Catholic Comedy,” (under revision; recommended for publication by reviewers at Flannery O’Connor Review)

“Adam Webb’s A Path of Our Own and the Dilemma of Progress,” First Principles, June 2009

“Anatomy of a Fisherman,” University Bookman, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Fall 2008), 15-19.

“Man With No Handle.” Review of Walker Percy Remembered (by David Horace Harwell), Sewanee Review, Fall 2008

“Hand Labor: Writing, Farming, and Wendell Berry,” Radish, Oct. 2008

“Abstraction and Intimacy in Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear it Away in Susan

Srigley, ed., Flannery O’Connor and the Violence of Love: New Essays on The Violent Bear It Away (Notre Dame: 2012)

“Destined for Failure: A New Foundation for the Leaning Tower of Ivory,” Orion, Nov-Dec, 2008

“The Inspiration of Familiar Places.” Review of The Mother of All Arts (by Gene Logsdon), First Principles, Oct. 2008

“Imagination and the Limits of Fiction.” Review of Andy Catlett: Early Travels (by Wendell Berry), Sewanee Review, Fall 2007

Wendell Berry: Life and Work (editor), University Press of Kentucky, 2007

“Wendell Berry’s Vindication of the Flesh,” Christianity and Literature, Vol. 56, No. 2 (Winter 2007), 317-332.

“Wendell Berry: Farmer Poet” in Visionaries of the Twentieth Century, ed. Satish Kumar and Freddie Whitefield (Devon, UK: Green Books, 2006)

“The Exacting Art of the Commonplace.” Review of Given (by Wendell Berry), Sewanee Review, Fall, 2006

“The Source of Flannery O’Connor’s “Flung Fish” in The Violent Bear it Away,” American Notes & Queries, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall 2005), 49-53.

“The Tenderness of Remembering.” Review of Hannah Coulter (by Wendell Berry), Sewanee Review, Spring 2005

Review essay of Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Art (by Susan Srigley) and Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South (by Ralph Wood), Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 7 (2005)

“Layovers to Catch Meddlers in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. Explicator Vol. 63, No. 3 (Spring 2005), 179-80

“Flannery O’Connor on Fiction and a Mood for ‘Christian’ Intellectual Labor,” Intégrité, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 2005): 31-40.

“Science and the Freedom for Faith: A Reminder from Owen Barfield,” conference on “Faith, Freedom, and the Academy,” University of Prince Edward Island, October 2004

“Flannery O’Connor on Fiction: A Model for Christian Intellectual Labor,” conference on “Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community,” Baylor University, March 2004

Ash Wednesday and the Land Between Dying and Birth,” South Atlantic Quarterly, 103:1 (Winter), 2004 (co-authored)

“Donne’s ‘Nocturnal Upon S. Lucys Day,’ Stanza Five,” English Language Notes,

September 2001 (co-authored)

“Coleridge, Samuel Taylor,” Encyclopedia of Life Writing (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn,


“Adams, Henry,” Encyclopedia of Life Writing (London: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2001)

“Foreign Study in the World of Eastern Christianity,” Conference on Global Education

and the Liberal Arts, Roanoke College, November 2001

“Topographical Poetry,” Reader’s Guide to Literature in English (London: Fitzroy-

Dearborn, 1996)

“Images of Continuing Trouble: The Holocaust and the Obligations of Modern

Consciousness,” World War II Lecture Series, Dabney Lancaster College

Review of Howard Nemerov and Objective Idealism in The Hollins Critic (March, 1996)

Various sketches for Annual Obituary (Detroit: Gale, 1993)

“Evil’s Insidious Intent and the Prophets of the English Literary Tradition,” Anglican

Guild of Scholars, Holyrood Seminary, 1991

“Lewis, C.S.,” St. James Guide to Biography (Chicago: St. James, 1991)



Staff Writer and columnist, Enterprise, Ingham County News Co., 1986
LANGUAGES: German, Koiné Greek

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