Erin Salius

Erin Salius

I am interested in the relationship between religion and the literary imagination.  My research focuses on the way that African American authors use religious imagery to develop new narrative forms.  In my dissertation, “The Catholic Margin in Contemporary Narratives of Slavery,” I argue that Catholicism informs how many late-twentieth and twenty-first century writers imagine the slave experience in their fiction. You can view my CV here.

Education
Ph.D., English, Boston University, expected 2014
M.A., English, Boston University, 2004
B.A., English, Brown University, 2001

Recent Presentations
“Spirit and Flesh: Redeeming the Christian Legacy in Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Fourth Biennial Conference of the Toni Morrison Society, “Toni Morrison and Sites of Memory,” Cincinnati, OH, July 2005

Courses Taught
EN 127: Readings in American Literature. Fall 2012
EN 140: Literary Types: Fiction. Fall 2004; Spring 2004
EN 127: Readings in American Literature: Literature in Black and White. Fall 2006
WR 100: Rewriting Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Writing Seminar). Fall 2005
WR 150: Rewriting Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Writing and Research Seminar). Spring 2006