Avis Hewitt

Department of English

Language and Literature

B-4-223 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3244

Avis Hewitt

ENG 225 American Literature I
ENG 226 American Literature II: from 1860
ENG 330 Studies in Fiction
ENG 605 Seminar in American Literature
ENG 661 Major Author(s): Flannery O'Connor

Research Interests
Feminist, domestic and corporeal issues in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor
Theological issues in the short fiction of John Updike
Food issues in the fiction of Ben Okri and Jhumpa Lahiri

Recent Publications 
“Our Lives in Archives: File 204D.” Flannery O’Connor Review. 13. (2015): 126-140..

“`Nothing Real Succeeds’: Domesticity and Dissolution in John Updike’s The Maples Stories.”  John Updike Review. 2.2 (2012): 11-30.

“John Updike and Flannery O’Connor: The Writer’s `True Country.’” Critical Insights:  Flannery O’Connor. Ed. Charles E. May. Critical Insights Series.  Pasedena, CA: Salem
Press, 2011. 59-76.

Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism: Essays on Violence and Grace. Eds. Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2010.

"`Someone to Shoot Her Every Minute of Her Life': Maternity and Violent Death in Flannery O'Connor and Helena Maria Viramontes." The Flannery O'Connor Review. 4 (2006): 12-26.

"Ignoring `Unmistakable Likeness': Mark Fortune's Miss-Fortune in Flannery O'Connor's `A View of the Woods.'" On the Subject of the Feminist Business: Re-Reading Flannery O'Connor. Ed. Teresa Caruso. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

"Intimations of Immortality: Mastered Irony in John Updike's `Pigeon Feathers.'' Christianity and Literature. 49.4  (Summer 2000): 499-509.

B.A., The College of Wooster
M.A., Ph.D., Ball State University