Modern Literature and Religion

Partial Bibliography

This section is still being developed.

Ahmed, Rehana, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin, eds. Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Bourget, Carine. The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent: Religions and Conflicts in Francophone Literature from the Arab World. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2012.

Clements, James. Mysticism and the Mid-Century Novel. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Coleman, James W. Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. 

DelRosso Jeana. Writing Catholic Women: Contemporary International Catholic Girlhood Narratives. New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Haddox, Thomas F. Hard Sayings: The Rhetoric of Christian Orthodoxy in Late Modern Fiction. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2020.

Hobson, Suzanne. Unbelief in Interwar Literary Culture: Doubting Moderns. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Jones, Norman. Provincializing the Bible: Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature. New York: Routledge, 2018.

King, Jeannette. Women and the Word: Contemporary Women Novelists and the Bible. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Morey, Peter. Islamophobia and the Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Pesso-Miquel, Catherine. Burning Books: Negotiations Between Fundamentalism and Literature. New York: AMS Press, 2012.

Ratti, Manav. The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Rigney, Barbara Hill. Lilith’s Daughters: Women and Religion in Contemporary Fiction. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1982.

O’Connor, Leo F. Religion in the American Novel: The Search for Belief, 1860-1920. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984.

Sen, Asha. Postcolonial Yearning: Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Wallace, Cynthia. Of Women Borne: A Literary Ethics of Suffering. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Winsbro, Bonnie C. Supernatural Forces: Belief, Difference, and Power in Contemporary Works by Ethnic Women. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.