Visiting Assistant Professor of French
B.A. Assumption College (Philosophy); M.A. Fordham University (Philosophy); S.T.B. (Centre Sevres, Paris France) Theology; M.Phil. (French) Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Fr. Charles Wrightington grew up in Massachusetts, and entered the Society of Jesus, New York Province, in 1991. Before entering the Jesuit order, he earned his BA in philosophy from Assumption College, Worcester, MA. Later, as a Jesuit, he pursued advanced degrees in philosophy, theology, and French at Fordham University in NYC, Centre Sèvres in Paris, France, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. After ordination in 2000, he spent two years as an associate pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, in Manhattan.
Fr. Wrightington specializes in seventeenth-century French religious writings, including the French moralists, women mystics, Jansenism, and the devout humanists. In 2008, he co-edited, Fortune and Fatality: Performing the Tragic in Early Modern France, for Cambridge Scholars Press.
Fr. Wrightington just moved to New Orleans and enjoys discovering the culture, traditions, and cuisine of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He also enjoys biking on the Mississippi River trail.