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Faculty Profile - Christina Bieber Lake

Christina Bieber Lake, Ph.D.

Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English

On Faculty since 1999
Blanchard 305

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I'm primarily interested in contemporary American literature, African American literature, and southern literature. But lately, I've been investigating fiction's response to posthumanism, specifically in the area of biotechnology; I spend a lot of time thinking about cyborgs, cylons, terminators, and the like. When I'm not working, I'm watching Chicago Bears football.

Emory University
Ph.D., English

Emory University
M.A., English

Princeton University
B.A., English

  • American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Posthumanism
  • Southern Literature
  • Biotechnology
  • Cyborg Culture
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
  • Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL)
  • Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity (CBHD)
  • Association of Literary Scholars Critics and Writers (ALSCW)
  • The Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA)

The Next Big Science vs. Church Battle: Can Transhumanism and Christianity Co-Exist?
The Christian Post

Keynote speakers for the event included Donaldson; the Rev. Dr. Ron Cole-Turner of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Christina Bieber Lake, Ph.D. of Wheaton College; and Arizona State University Professor Joel Garreau...
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Baylor expands with new hire
Baylor Lariat

It was ultimately his passion for the classics, coupled with his fervent devotion to the faith that led him to continue his studies in the fields of English and Christianity, he said. Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, associate professor of English at Wheaton College and a close colleague of Jacobs, said Jacobs is a highly respected scholar in the field of digital humanities and has his finger on some of the most important topics in literary academe.
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  • ENGL 105 - Modern Global Literature
  • ENGL 343 - American Literature: Modernism and Beyond
  • ENGL 348 - Selected Authors: Toni Morrison
  • ENGL 348 - Selected Authors: Flannery O'Connor/Walker Percy
  • ENGL 349 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 434 - Modern Literary Theory
  • ENGL 494 - Senior Seminar

Zombie Nation: Why I Love The Walking Dead, Books & Culture Online
Christina Bieber Lake, 2012

Fighting, Books & Culture
Christina Bieber Lake, 2012

Towards a Theology of Story

Are stories inherently theological? In this presentation Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, considers a famous short story by Ernest Hemingway in light of this question, drawing from the riches of the Christian philosophical tradition known as personalism.


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