Michael Tomko is Associate Professor and Chair of the interdisciplinary department of Humanities at Villanova University, where he teaches courses putting literature, religion, and philosophy into dialogue. He is the author of British Romanticism and the Catholic Question: Religion, History and National Identity, 1778-1829 (2011) and co-editor of Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England, 1483-1999 (2011). His most recent book, Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien (2016)explores the relevance of Coleridge’s famous phrase for postsecular and postcritical literary theory and received the Conference on Christianity and Literature book-of-the-year award. He also serves as the book review editor for Religion & Literature.