Jessica Hooten Wilson

Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson is the Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas. She is the author of Giving the Devil His Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov (Cascade, 2017), which received the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Culture & the Arts; as well as two books on Walker Percy: The Search for Influence: Walker Percy and Fyodor Dostoevsky (Ohio State University Press, 2017) and Reading Walker Percy’s Novels (Louisiana State University Press, 2018); most recently she co-edited Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020). She has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship to the Czech Republic, an NEH grant to study Dante in Florence in 2014, and the Biola Center for Christian Thought sabbatical fellowship. In 2018 she received the Emerging Public Intellectual Award given by a coalition of North American think tanks in collaboration with the Centre for Christian Scholarship at Redeemer University College, and in 2019 she received the Hiett Prize in Humanities from The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
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Creating as the Primary Verb in Education

We hear quite a bit about applying what we learn to make it relevant. However, such conversations are usually aimed at...

Lewis and Sayers on a Liberal Education

The co-directors of the Wade center at Wheaton, Crystal and David Downing, discuss the lifelong interest that C.S. Lewis and Dorothy...

Why the Liberal Arts? Enduring Ideas in a Changing World

In this webinar hosted by The King's College, Dr. Joe Lonconte spoke on the history of higher education, Dr. Jessica Hooten...

Aren’t Liberal Arts Elitist?

Jessica Hooten Wilson asks her friend Zena Hitz, author of Lost in Thought, tough questions about the liberal arts and whether...

Bodying Forth the Classics: A Manifesto

At Church Life Journal, Jessica Hooten Wilson writes in defense of the classics: This spring I read Muriel Spark’s The Prime of...