“‘Recalling now the obscure shapes, the echoes, the sounds and sights after their sorts’: Whiteman’s Poetics of Memory in ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.” In Memory, Invention, and Delivery: Transmitting and Transforming Knowledge and Culture in Liberal Arts Education for the Future. Eds. Richard Dagger, Christopher Metress, and J. Scott Lee. New York: University Press of America, 2016. 170-176.
“‘And death was a mist about him’: Notes Toward a Homeric Poetics of Violence.” In The Psychology of Violence. Ed. Nancy Cater. Spring Journal Publications, 2009. 103-114.
“Tricky Turnings of the Screw(ed): The Poetic and Ethical Mystery of Self-Reflexive Fakery and Illusion.” Trickster’s Way 5.2 (2009). Ed. Bill Spinks and Frank Kersnowski.
“Intellectual and Erotic Adventures.” In Leonard Cohen — You’re Our Man: 75 Poets Reflect on the Poetry of Leonard Cohen. Ed. Jack Locke. Foundation for Public Poetry, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-9813384-0-8.
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2016. “The Reality of Imagination in Late Stevens.” University of Dallas, English Department, 18 February.
2009. “‘Recalling now the obscure shapes, the echoes, the sounds and sights after their sorts’: Whitman’s Poetics of Memory in ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.’” Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) 15th-Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, 18 April.
2008. “‘And death was a mist about him’: Notes Toward a Homeric Poetics of Violence.” The Mythology of Violence Conference, Foundation for Mythological Studies, Santa Barbara, CA, 5 April.
2007. “Between Never-Never Land and the Essence of Things: The Truth of Metaphor in Nietzsche and Gorgias.” Federation Rhetoric Symposium, Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, TX, 23 February.
2006. “Lies and the Ithacan Liar Who Tells Them: Cretan Lies and the Poetry of Action in Homer’s Odyssey.” Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS) Colloquium, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 16 September.
2005. “Rousseau’s Authentic Inauthenticity: The Poetics of Self-Perfectibility in the Discourses.” Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS) Colloquium, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 10 September.
2004. “Dante’s Oneiric Flights as Non Falsi Errori (not false errors): The Form of Content and the Content of Form in The Divine Comedy.” Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS) Colloquium, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 4 December.
A SAMPLING OF UNPUBLISHED WORK
Here is the introductory chapter of my dissertation on the late poetry of Wallace Stevens:
Below are various essays and reflections, most of which were originally written for graduate courses. Some of this material could use a significant amount of polishing and expanding, but it nevertheless gives an accurate sense of many of my recurring interests and interpretive strategies.