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Patrick Samway, S.J.

Office: Merion Hall 124
Phone: (610) 660-3130


B.A., M.A., Ph.L. Fordham University

M.Div. Jesuit School of Theology, Woodstock, Maryland

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Experience

Patrick Samway, S.J., began his teaching career at LeMoyne College and served as chairman of the English Department. For fifteen years, he was the Literary Editor of America, a weekly journal of opinion published by the Jesuits of North America.  He has been a Visiting Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans and Boston College, as well as a Bannan Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Santa Clara. He has twice been a Fulbright Lecturer in France (University of Nantes and the University of Paris VII).


Selected Publications

A Publishing Partnership: Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming)

The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).

Educating Darfur Refugees: A Jesuit's Efforts in Chad (University of Scranton Press, 2007)

Walker Percy: A Life (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997; Loyola Press, 1999)

[Edited] A Thief of Peirce: The Letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker Percy (University Press of Mississippi, 1995)

[Edited] Signposts in a Strange Land, by Walker Percy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991; St. Martin's Press, 2000)

[Co-edited with Ben Forkner] A New Reader of the Old South (Peachtree, 1990); Stories of the Old South (Penguin, 1989); A Modern Southern Reader (Peachtree, 1986); Stories of the Modern South (Penguin, 1978).

[Co-edited with Michel Gresset] Faulkner and Idealism: Perspectives from Paris (University Press of Mississippi, 1983) and A Gathering of Evidence: Essays on William Faulkner's "Intruder in the Dust" (Saint Joseph's University Press, 2004).

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