English professor publishes article

Oct 9, 2012 | General News, Liberal Arts

An article by Dr. Paula Brown, Writing Center coordinator and an English professor at Louisiana Tech, will be published this fall in the “Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.”
Brown’s article, “Gnostic Magic in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell,” exposes the limitations of orthodoxy and institutionalized spirituality through the analysis of the Gnostic mysticism in Susanna Clarke’s novel “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.”
“I had always been fascinated by this book and not too much had been written on it,” Brown said. “What had been written focused on the comedy of the novel, not the spirituality.”
Brown said the novel conveys a non-egoistic solution to violence and rivalry of the modern world through the recurring motifs of sacrifice and crucifixion.
The “Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts” is an international academic journal published by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts at Idaho State University.
Written by Rebecca Alvarez