Dr. Douglass's research examines the multiple intersections of contemporary philosophy, literature, theology, psychology and literary theory with ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew texts, as well as 19th-century Russian Literature. This includes questions of intertextuality, hermeneutics, aesthetics, epistemology and reception history. Concerned with a dialogical and inter-animating approach to reading ancient texts, Prof. Douglass reads together such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Paul, the Rabbinic tradition, Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Levinas, Derrida, Badiou and Marion.
hermeneutics, continental philosophy, Heidegger, Plato, Gregory of Nyssa, patristics, ancient philosophy, rhetoric, theology, biblical studies, Dostoevsky, literary theory, philosophical fiction
COEN 1830 - Special Topics
Explores topics of interest in transitioning to the College of Engineering and succeeding in STEM majors.
EHON 1151 - Critical Encounters
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Explores critical, literary and philosophical approaches to the following related problems: 1) how we organize knowledge and construct meaning, and 2) how we locate a sense of self as both individuals and members of various groups amidst the resources and demands of competing interpretations, traditions challenges and circumstances. Department restriction, honors standing or instructor consent required.
EHON 1500 - Honors Reading Group
Faculty led reading seminars, focusing on specific test or texts chosen by the faculty. Special attention will be paid to group formation and the process of collaborative learning.
EHON 3843 - Special Topics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
Explores different important themes relative to the Engineering Honors Program. Check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
ENES 3843 - Special Topics
Summer 2021 / Spring 2022
Explores different important themes in the humanities, check with department for specific semester topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Formerly HUEN 3843.