Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Ryan, Susan Marie
Southern States--In literature; Southern States--Religion; Wilcox; James; Religion in literature
The following paper is a discussion of religions themes in the novels of James Wilcox, a contemporary Southern author. Through closely examining four of Wilcox's nine novels (along with excerpts from a few others), this project explores the ways in which Wilcox displays the postmodern state of contemporary Southern culture and its effects upon the religious climate of this region. Incorporating a number of literary and religious scholars, in addition to observing some of the ties between Wilcox and Flannery O'Connor, this thesis serves as both an introduction to an author who has not received a great deal of scholarly attention and an investigation of his notions of contemporary Southern Christianity and the ever-changing identity of the Bible Belt region.
Moats, Ashton, "Re-conceptualizing the Bible Belt : Southern spirituality in the novels of James Wilcox." (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 992.