Humanities Faculty

Scott Crider, Constantin College

Scott Crider"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

David Upham"Interracial Marriage and the Original Understanding of the Privileges or Immunities Clause."

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

Debra Baldwin"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

Scott Churchill"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

Richard Miller, Whittington, Fodness"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, 2016)


 

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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