Scott Crider, Constantin College
"Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech"
In "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech," I continue my research and writing in
Shakespeare and rhetoric. In it, I provide the background to Shakespeare's education
in the language arts, especially style and figuration, and the influence that education
had on him as a literary artist. The article and the encyclopedia are written for
both the scholar and the common reader. READ MORE
Crider, Scott F. "Shakespeare and the Figures of Speech." The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Vol. 1. Gen. Ed. Bruce R. Smith. New York: Cambridge UP, 2016. 227-232.
David Upham, Constantin College
"Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities
Among jurists, there is a widespread belief that the authors of the Fourteenth Amendment
did not expect it would adversely affect “anti-miscegenation” (or racial-endogamy)
laws. READ MORE
David R. Upham. "Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges
or Immunities Clause." 42 Hastings Const'l L. Q. 213 (2015).
Debra Romanick Baldwin, Constantin College
"A New Afterword"
This new Afterword to the Signet Edition of The Secret Agent challenges the claim that Conrad’s novel about anarchy in nineteenth-century London
itself offers a bleak and nihilistic ethics. Rather, I argue, the narrative invites
us early on—and explicitly—to distinguish an empty abyss from a substantive depth,
moving us towards the “inwardness” of individuals and politics. Instead of undermining
moral concerns, the novel’s disorienting narrative features—its irony, chronological
jumps, and shifting points of view—work to guide us towards deeper understanding both
on an individual and political level. READ MORE
Baldwin, Debra Romanick. "A New Afterword." The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. The Signet Classics Edition. New York: Signet/Penguin, 2015.
Scott Churchill, Constantin College
"Introduction to Phenomenology"
This chapter provides a comprehensive definition of “Phenomenology” (including phenomenological
psychology and hermeneutic phenomenology), with historical background; critical debates
from within (e.g., Husserl vs Heidegger; Sartre vs Merleau-Ponty), as well as post-structuralist
(Derridean) criticism; international relevance; and practical applications to psychotherapy
and qualitative research. READ MORE
Churchill, S.D. (2014). Phenomenology. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology, New York: Springer Science and Business Media.
Scott Churchill, Constantin College
"Deep Listening: Phenomenological Applications of Empathy to the Research Interview
and Patient Care"
Within the ethos of the social world, we encounter what Levinas called “the face of the other.” The
other's face, for Levinas, is an appeal, a call to action. This presentation focuses
on the “second person” perspective -- which is put into play when we address each
other as subjects -- is a way of seeing in which we as observers have a direct access
to the meaning of others’ experiences without having to rely on verbal communication.
This is especially important when others are unable to speak for themselves; but,
it is nonetheless a valuable “tool” in all health care contexts. It consists of the
aptitude that we all have as living persons to engage directly with others, to perceive
meaning directly in human expression, and to be able to grasp intuitively what the
other needs from us. READ MORE
Saybrook University Residential Conference, San Francisco, California. (January 24,