Areas of Interest
American Literature; Religion and Secularism; Fiction and Literary Nonfiction; Writing and Rhetoric
Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, MA; Brigham Young University, BA
Tyler Gardner is a Mellon Fellow in Religion and a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Notre Dame. His research explores literature's connection to conditions of authority, knowledge, and belief in America throughout the nineteenth century. He is currently the managing editor of Religion & Literature.
Recent Scholarly Activity
"Secularizing Slavery: Modernization and Christianization in Stowe's Anti-Slavery Novels." English Department Graduate Research Symposium. University of Notre Dame, March 2015.
"'What have Concord and Merrimack to do with Boodh?': Collapsing Literary and Religious Categories in Thoreau's A Week." God and the American Writer: American Literature Association Symposium. San Antonio, TX. February 2015.
“Charles Taylor, Secular Narratives, and American Literature.” Graduate Research Conference. Pacific School of Religion. Berkeley, CA. April 2012
“From God to Goodness: The Journey of Faith in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature. “Transformative Journeys: Literature, Faith, & Metamorphosis.” Costa Mesa, CA. 7-9 April 2011.