B.A., University of St. Francis
M.A., Northern Michigan University
Ph.D., University of Illinois
My background is in Medieval Literature, Shakespeare, and post-Kantian Continental Philosophy—with especial focus on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida. I have also recently written and published in the fields of environmental philosophy and ecological thinking as well. I have taught a rather wide range of courses that span a number of historical periods and disciplines as well.
My most recent new pursuits have been in the realm of the Digital Humanities and I am currently at work on an essay applying the fairly new movement within literary theory called “postsecularism” to a couple of Young Adult novels I have taught at USF in our ENGL291 course (and will teach again here in the Spring of 2020)
The AI Computer as Therapist: Using Lacan to Read AI and (All-Too-Human) Subjectivities in Science Fiction Stories by Bruce Sterling and Naomi Kritzer in Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (journal.finfar.org)