Languages, Literature, & Philosophy

Dr. Thomas Cooksey

Professor of English and Philosophy
Gamble Hall 130

Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., California Polytechnic State University
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Teaching Interests
World Literature, Romanticism and 19th-Century British and European Literature, Dante, Classics in Translation, Bible as Literature, the Novel, General Philosophy, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Asian Philosophies, World Religions, Literary Non-Fiction

Recent Publications
Plato’s Symposium: A Reader’s Guide, A Reader's Guide (2010) (London: Continuum Books)

GreenwoodIntroductions to Literary Masterpieces: Masterpieces of Non-Western World
Literature(Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007)

GreenwoodIntroductions to Literary Masterpieces: Masterpieces of Philosophical
Literature(Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2006)

“‘The Man of the Day to Follow’: Dani Kouyaté’s Kieta! and the Living Epic.” Literature/Film Quarterly,  37.4 (2009), 262-269

“The Transfiguration of Old Fritz: Münchhausen and the Fridericus Series. ”  In The Legend Returns and Dies Harder Another Day: Essays on Film Series, ed. by Jennifer Forrest.  (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008)

“‘Been believing in nothing’: Flannery O’Connor Reads Simone de Beauvoir.”  Flannery O’Connor Review 2 (2003-2004)

“Pope, Eloisa, and Milton: a Possible Source.” Notes and Queries 51:1 (March 2004)         

“Rossetti’s Intellegenza nova: Perception, Poetry, and Vision in Dante at Verona.”  Victorian Newsletter 66 (1984): 10-13.  Rpt. in Poetry Criticism.  Ed. Allison Marion.  Vol. 44.  Detroit:  Gale. 2003.

“Robert Sanderson.” British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660 (Second Series), ed. Edward Malone.  Dictionary of Literary Biography 281.  Detroit: Gale Research, 2003, 274-283.

“Lyotard, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!  Metanarrative in the Beast Fable as (Pre)Postmodern Site.” International Perspectives on English and American Language and Literature 2 (Tallinn University of Education Sciences, 2002)

“Jonson’s Volpone: A Double Source in Petronius’ Satyricon..”  Notes and Queries  47:1 (March 2000)