Jessica Hooten

For Teachers
By Jessica Hooten on February 23, 2011
Another Reason to Read
By Jessica Hooten on February 14, 2011
The Merits of Old School
By Jessica Hooten on October 11, 2010

American education fails to understand or achieve its purpose: to educate. Primarily, universities fail because they cannot define what it means to be educated.


Explaining Alice
By Jessica Hooten on May 18, 2010
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Jessica Hooten
Jessica Hooten

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2009 I received my doctorate in Religion and Literature from Baylor University. My dissertation explored the theological connections between Dostoevsky and Flannery O'Connor and was directed by Ralph Wood. Currently, I'm researching Dostoevsky's connections to other Southern writers, including Walker Percy and Carson McCullers, to produce a book-length manuscript. I teach courses that support my research, including Southern literature, Totalitarinism and literature, and American literature survey courses.