Dr. Richard Joines teaches Classical Literature, Intermediate Poetry Workshop, Advanced Expository Writing, World Literature, American Literature, and Shakespeare. He has published poems, essays on the political rhetoric of both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jacques Derrida, as well as short essays on the poets Thom Gunn, Timothy Steele, J. V. Cunningham, and Turner Cassity, and book reviews of works of fiction, poetry, philosophy, and classical studies in Quarterly West, Nineteenth Century Prose, Rethinking Marxism, Animus, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, A Companion to 20th Century Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings from the American Workplace, Tusculum Review, 14 by 14: The Lean Sonnet Zine, Mississippi Encyclopedia, and the American Literary Review. He has been an NEH fellow at the summer institute "Ralph Waldo Emerson @ 200: Literature, Philosophy, Democracy" and a DAAD fellow at the German Studies Summer Seminar "Nietzsche and Heidegger: The Question of Esoteric Political Philosophy," and is involved with SOPHIA: The Society of Orthodox Philosophers in America. His current research focuses on esoteric and apophatic rhetoric deployed by the philosophers of ancient Greece and the early Church Fathers, especially the Cappadocians.
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