Contributors Page: Volume 9, Issue 1

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Elisa Torres is PhD candidate in Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. In 2017, she received a BA in English and Theology from Belmont Abbey College, and that same year was accepted into the 10th cohort of the Lilly Fellows Graduate Program. Her areas of interest include Virgilian piety, Socratic recollection, and the political conditions for virtue. As she finishes her dissertation, Torres will begin teaching as a Visiting Instructor at Belmont Abbey College.

Alex Taylor is a fourth-year doctoral student in Literature at the University of Dallas’s interdisciplinary Institute of Philosophic Studies. He received his BA from UD in History with concentrations in Medieval & Renaissance Studies and Political Philosophy. His dissertation unearths the shared political vision of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood and Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, which appears through an examination of the role played by the modern city in the form of both novels, undertaken in dialogue with the Catholic intellectual, Western literary and philosophic traditions. He is also currently collaborating with Robert Dupree to edit a book of essays written by Louise Cowan, one of the founders of the University of Dallas and the chief architect of its pioneering Literary Tradition sequence, titled The Four Genres: A Map of the Poetic Imagination. His scholarly work (on Flannery O’Connor) has appeared in the Flannery O’Connor Review (2021) and English Studies (2019). His poetry has appeared in Journal of Italian Translation, Ramify: The Journal of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and University of Dallas publication The Avant-Guard.

Matthew Wilde is a PhD student in Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He received a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from Rockhurst University and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Dallas. He will be a Wojtyła Graduate Teaching Fellow at the University of Dallas for the 2021-22 academic year, where he teaches core curriculum philosophy classes. His research interests include intersubjectivity and the nature and metaphysics of love.

Kim Rice received her Master of Humanities with a concentration in Literature from the University of Dallas in 2019. Having earned her BA from Texas Tech University in Telecommunications, Kim is currently an award-winning communications professional, writer, and vice president of Visual Resource Group. She was named a Distinguished Voices contributor to The Dallas Morning News in 2012. With her background in communications, Kim has developed a special interest in cultural messages and the intersection of philosophy, literature, and media.

Jameson Cockerell is a PhD student in Philosophy and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Dallas. He received his BA in History and Political Science from Texas Christian University and an MA in Philosophy from UD. His thesis investigated the relationship between Thomas Aquinas and Jean-Luc Marion on the question of divine being. His scholarly interests include phenomenology, existentialism, metaphysics, and philosophical anthropology.

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