Kathryn Ludwig
Kathryn Ludwig
Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Curriculum Vitae


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Kathryn Ludwig teaches writing and literature, specializing in contemporary American literature. Her scholarship deals with the intersection of religion and literature. In her graduate work, she pursued a concentration in Jewish philosophy, especially the works of Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas. She has published articles and presented papers on the notion of the postsecular in contemporary literature and is an officer with the American Religion and Literature Society.

Professional Experience

Visiting Instructor and Adjunct Instructor

Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013-2017

Project Excel Instructor

Vincennes University/Blackford High School, 2013/14

Adjunct Instructor

Taylor University, 2012-2014

Editorial Assistant, RELIGION

Elsevier Publications, 2005-2007

Graduate Instructor

Purdue University, 2003–2004

Curriculum Vitae

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PhD in English

Purdue University, 2010

MA in Humanities

University of Chicago, 2001

BA in English and Communications

Purdue University, 1998

Research and Publications

  • Review of The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma, by Monica Osborne, Modern Fiction Studies, winter 2020 (66.4).
  • “To Dwell in Grace: Physical and Spiritual Situatedness in Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.” Special issue, “Theology of Marilynne Robinson in a Postsecular Age.” Humanities 2019, 8(4), 163. 
  • “Complicity and Critique.” The Secular and the Literary. Special issue of Christianity and Literature, forthcoming.
  • “Finding the Prophetic in Failure: A Postsecular Reading of E. L. Doctorow’s City of God,” Religion and the Arts 19 (2015), 230-258.
  • “Don DeLillo’s Underworld and the Postsecular in Contemporary Fiction,” Religion and Literature 41.3 (Autumn 2009), 15-24.
  • “Postsecularism and a Prophetic Sensibility,” Christianity in Literature 58.2 (Winter 2009): 226-233.