John D. Sykes, Jr.

John D. Sykes, Jr., Professor of English and Religion

Education
University of Virginia, Ph.D. (1986)
University of Virginia, M.A. (1978)
University of Chicago, M.A. (1976)
Wake Forest University, B.A. (1975)

Contact Information
704-233-8073
704-233-8285 fax
jsykes@wingate.edu

Research
Literature of the American South
Theology and Literature

Publications
“How the Symbol Means: Deferral vs. Confrontation in The Sound and the Fury and ‘The Artificial Nigger.’”  In Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo, eds.  Flannery O’Connor in the Age of Terrorism: Essays on Violence and Grace.  Knoxville: U Tennessee P, 2010, 125-141.

Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, and the Aesthetic of Revelation (Columbia: U Missouri P, 2007)

“What Faulkner (Might Have) Learned from Joyce.”  Mississippi Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 3, Su 2005, 513-528.

Wit, Pride and the Resurrection: Margaret Edson’s Play and John Donne’s Poetry,” Renascence, Vol. LV, No.2, Winter 2003, 163-174.

"Narrative Accounts of Biblical Authority: The Need for a Doctrine of Revelation," Modern Theology, Vol. 5, No. 4, July, 1989, 327-342.

The Romance of Innocence and the Myth of History: Faulkner's Religious Critique of Southern Culture  (Macon: Mercer UP, 1989)
Courses
English 110: University Writing and Research.
English 206: Contemporary Southern Literature
GPS 210: Global Perspectives in Literature
English 301: Religious Thought in Literature
English 411: Southern Literature
English 430: Literary Theory
GPS 310: Global Perspectives in Ethics
Religion 481: Religion, Ethics, and Technology in Medical Care
Professional Organizations
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Flannery O’Connor Society
Campus Organizations
Phi Eta Sigma, Advisor
Wingate Research Review, Editor