Review of Philipp Felsch's Der lange Sommer der
Theorie: Geschichte einer Revolte: 1960-1990, (C.H.Beck, 2015),
forthcoming in Common Knowledge.
Review of Hans Blumenberg's Laughter of the Thracian Woman: A
Protohistory of Theory, trans. Spencer Hawkins (Bloomsbury,
2015), forthcoming in Philosophy and Rhetoric.
Review of Hans Blumenberg's Präfiguration: Arbeit am politischen
Mythos (Suhrkamp, 2014), in Common Knowledge 21.3 (2015):
531-32. See review
Review of Hakan Tell's Plato's Counterfeit Sophists (Harvard
UP, 2011) in Philosophy and Rhetoric 45.3 (Fall 2012):
343-50. See review
Review of Hans Blumenberg's Paradigms for a Metaphorology
(Cornell UP, 2010), trans. Robert Savage, and Blumenberg's Care
Crosses the River (Stanford UP, 2010) in Common Knowledge
(Spring 2012): 358-59. See review
Review of Christina Tarnopolsky's Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants:
Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame (Princeton UP, 2010)
in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. See review
Review of Nancy Worman's Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens
(Cambridge UP, 2008) in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (October
Review of Santiago Zabala's The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic
Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat in Common Knowledge
15.2 (Spring 2009): 219. See review
Review of James K. Lyon's Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger: An
Unresolved Conversation, 1951-1970 in Modernism/Modernity
14.3 (2007): 589-91. See review
Review of Bryan Garsten's Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric
and Judgment in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (February
2007). See review
Review of David Damrosch's What is World Literature? in
College Literature 32.4 (Fall 2005): 234-36. See
of Joseph Leo Koerner's The Reformation of the Image in
Renaissance Quarterly 58.2 (Summer 2005): 652-54.
Review of Jean Grondin's Hans-Georg Gadamer: A
Common Knowledge 11.2 (Spring 2005): 353.
Review of Ramona Naddaff's Exiling the Poets. The
Production of Censorship in Plato's "Republic" in Bryn Mawr
Classical Review (February 2004). See
Review of The Questions of Tenure, ed. Richard
P. Chait in South Atlantic Review 68.2 (2003) 129-32.
Review of Anne Carson's Economy of the Unlost:
Reading Simonides of Keos with Paul Celan in Bryn Mawr
(February 2003). See
Review of John McCumber’s Time in the Ditch:
American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era in Radical
Philosophy 112 (2002): 51-3.
Review of Victor Klemperer's The Language of the
Third Reich in Modern Language Quarterly 63.1 (2002):
Review of Nicholson Baker’s Double Fold: Libraries
and the Assault on Paper in South Atlantic Review
66.4 (2001): 196-199.
Review of Literary Criticisms of Law, ed. Guyora Binder and
Robert Weisberg in South Atlantic Review 66.1 (2001):
of Geoff Waite's Nietzsche's Corps/e in Dialogue:
Canadian Philosophical Review 38.1(1999): 178-82.
Review of Kathy Eden's Hermeneutics and the
Rhetorical Tradition in Rhetorica 17.1 (1999): 104-8.
Review of Hans Blumenberg's Shipwreck with
in Common Knowledge 7.3 (1998): 112.
Review of Adrian del Caro's The Early Poetry of
Paul Celan in South Central Review 15 (Fall-Winter 1998):
Review of Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World,
ed. Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer, Rhetoric Society
Quarterly 28 (Summer 1998): 102-106.
Review of Marjorie Perloff's Wittgenstein's Ladder:
Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary, Arachne
5.1 (1998): 185-89.
Review of George A. Kennedy's Comparative Rhetoric
in Bryn Mawr Classical Review (Fall 1997). See
Review of Gianni Vattimo's Beyond Interpretation:
The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy, Philosophy in
Review, 17, #5 (October 1997): 393-95.
Review of The Recovery of Rhetoric: Persuasive
Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences, ed. R.H.
Roberts and J.M.M. Good, and Rhetoric, Sophistry, Pragmatism,
ed. Stephen Mailloux, Arachne 4.1 (1997): 227-33.
of Horace Fairlamb's Critical Conditions: Postmodernity and
the Question of Foundations, Philosophy and Literature
20 (1996), pp. 271-72.
Review of Joseph Leo Koerner's The Moment of
Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art in Renaissance
Quarterly 49.1 (Spring 1996): 180-81.
Review of Brigitte Peucker's Incorporating Images:
Film and the Rival Arts in Arachnē 2.2 (1995): 270-72.
Review of Stanley Cavell's A Pitch of Philosophy:
Autobiographical Essays in Philosophy and Literature
(Oct. 1994): 363-65.
Review of Stanley Rosen's The Quarrel Between
Philosophy and Poetry in Canadian Philosophical Reviews
(August 1994): 286-88.
Review of Joseph Leo Koerner's Caspar David
in Arachnē: A Journal of Language and Literature 1 (1994):
Review of Stanley Cavell's Conditions Handsome and
Unhandsome in Philosophy and Literature 17 (1993):
Review of Gianni Vattimo's The End of Modernity
in Chicago Review 37 (1991): 187-92.
Review of Stanley Cavell's In Quest of the Ordinary
in Review of Metaphysics (December 1989): 393-94.
Review of Robert Sullivan's Political Hermeneutics:
The Early Thinking of Hans-Georg Gadamer in Review of
(December 1990): 441-42.
Review of Peter Sloterdijk's Critique of Cynical
Reason in Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
22 (Spring 1989): 61-64.
Review of Vicki Hearne's Adam's Task in
Quarterly Journal of Speech (May 1988): 267-69.
Review of Joel Weinsheimer's Gadamer's Hermeneutics
in SubStance 53 (1987): 89-91.
OTHER CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
October 2011 - Blogger for Internet Librarian Conference (Monterey, CA).
February 2007 - Participant in American Council on Education Workshop for Chairs (San Diego, CA).
- Organized meeting of Georgia Poetry Society at Georgia Southern University.
February 2002 - Organized workshop on the teaching of
non-Western literature. Workshop designed for university,
college, and high school instructors who teach World Literature
courses (Savannah, GA).
October 1999 - Chair of panel on writings of Kazuo
Ishiguro at annual meeting of the South Central Modern Language
Association (Memphis, TN).
Sept. 1995 - Co-organizer of "Cinema's Chromatic
Scales: Notes on Music, Conversations on Colour," a panel discussion
to kick off Sudbury Film Festival.
Sept. 1994 - Co-organizer of "Women, Violence, and
the Real World of Cinema," a panel discussion and screening to kick
off the Sudbury Film Festival.
May 1994 - Coordinator of special session "Poetry
Outside the Limits of Philosophical Reason Alone: Individual Cases"
held at the annual meeting of the International Association for
Philosophy and Literature (Edmonton, Alberta).
Dec. 1993 - Coordinator of special session
Either/Or after 150 Years" held at the 1993 meeting of the
Modern Language Association (Toronto).
Sept. 1993 - Co-organizer of "Cinema, Sexuality,
Censorship," a Laurentian University film conference, co-sponsored
by the Sudbury Film Festival.
May 1992 - Coordinator of special session "The Claim
of the Person in Levinas" held at conference titled "Passions,
Persons, Powers" (Berkeley, CA).
Dec. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Hans Blumenberg's Work in the Eighties: Texts since Work on Myth"
held at annual meeting of the Modern Language Association
Nov. 1989 - Respondent for panel "Modern Fiction as
Cultural Criticism" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language
Association (Minneapolis, MN).
Nov. 1989 - Coordinator of special session "Thinking
through Stanley Cavell" at annual meeting of the Midwest Modern
Language Association (Minneapolis, MN).
2009 - $10,000 research stipend from TWU's Office of Research
and Sponsored Programs for work about a writer of esoterica.
1997 - Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize
for a Translation of a Literary Work awarded for Gadamer on Celan.
1996 - Awarded $1,062 from Laurentian University
Research Fund for a triad of essays on Charles Bernstein, Peter
Goodrich, and Glenn Gould.
1995 - Awarded $10,000 from Laurentian University
Fundraising Committee for publication of Arachne
1994 - Performance Award from Dean's office
1994 - Awarded $2,600 from Laurentian University
1993 - Awarded Merit Increment
1993 - Awarded $2,100 seed grant from Laurentian
1992 - Awarded NEH Summer Seminar grant to
participate in seminar titled "Law and Religion in the Bible" held
at Cornell University.
1992 - (with David Darby) $2,560 award from SSHRCC
Small Universities Program for the second year of The Language and
1992 - $600 award from Laurentian University Research
Fund to continue work on connection between religion and literature.
1991 - $800 award from Laurentian University Research
Fund for work on producing introduction to translation of Gadamer's
book on Paul Celan's poetry.
1991 - (with David Darby) $950 award from SSHRCC
Small Universities Program for organizing a series of
interdisciplinary faculty talks (with guest speakers) in the
Language and Literature Seminar.
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