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Lucas Nossaman

Teaching Associate


Lucas Nossaman is a doctoral student with a concentration in 19th Century American Literature and Ecocriticism.


  • 19th Century American Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Early American Literature
  • Religion and Literature


M.A. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2013

B.A. Harding University, 2011


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • "The Wisdom of 'The Farm': Sabbath Theology and Wendell Berry's Pastoralism," Renascence 70.1 (Winter 2018): 3-22.
  • "Agriculture and Biblical Tradition in Jewett's ‘A Dunnet Shepherdess.’" Christianity and Literature 64.4 (Sept. 2015): 400-413.


  • Review of When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying, by Audrey Raden. Nineteenth-Century Prose 46.2 (Fall 2019): 241-246.
  • Review of Approaching Jonathan Edwards: The Evolution of a Persona, by Carol Ball. Christianity and Literature 68.4 (Sept. 2019): 694-697.
  • Review of Henry David Thoreau: A Life, by Laura Dassow Walls. Christianity and Literature 67.3 (June 2018): 583-586.
  • Review of Loving God's Wildness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature, by Jeffrey Bilbro. Christianity and Literature 65.3 (June 2016): 378-381.

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • University of Tennessee Humanities Center, Graduate Student Fellowship, 2020-2021
  • Thoreau County Conservation Association Graduate Student Fellowship ($1000 awarded for Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area), 2020
  • Percy Adams Research Assistantship, UTK English department, 2019-2020
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2016-2020

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