Cassandra Nelson is an Associate Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, where she writes about faith, literature, and technology. She previously taught literature and composition at Harvard University and the United States Military Academy.
- July 2021: My review of Don DeLillo’s The Silence is now out in First Things. It includes previously unpublished excerpts from DeLillo’s archives (namely, manuscripts relating to White Noise and Underworld, on the moral and theological limits of what human beings should see and hear; used with permission of the author and the Harry Ransom Center).
- May 2021: I thought an essay about how Milton’s Hell in Paradise Lost resembles the Internet, in Plough Quarterly, would be a hard sell, but it has prompted more feedback from readers than anything else I’ve written. Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.