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Joshua Novalis

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Arts & Sciences

Office Location: Lancaster

I am an Assistant Professor with the Arts & Sciences department, teaching creative writing and introductory language and composition courses.

I have an M.A. and B.A. in English, and most of my expertise is in 20th-century literature. My scholarship includes C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, Holocaust literature, and graphic novels. In addition, I have some creative writing published in various magazines and journals. I’m passionate about writing, editing, and teaching literature, and I believe in the centrality of dialogue as a means of understanding the world around us.


M.A. in English, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
B.A. in English, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Courses Taught:

Creative Writing and core Language & Composition courses

Publications/Creative Works:
  • “The Polyphonic Survivor: Dialogism and Heteroglossia in Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus: A Survivor’s Tale'” – Liberty University, 2017
  • “Kissing the Earth: Incarnational Distinctives for a Christian Poetics” – Liberty University, 2016
  • “Holy Places, Dark Paths: ‘Till We Have Faces’ and the Spiritual Conflicts of C.S. Lewis – Liberty University, 2015
  • Poetry published in Z Publishing House’s “Virginia’s Best Emerging Poets” and LAMP Magazine.
Awards & Honors:

2017 – Outstanding Thesis, Liberty University
2015 – Honors Program Graduate


“You are what you love.” ~James K.A. Smith


Ecclesiastes 12