I spent my undergraduate years studying a variety of topics before earning a degree in Classics with a minor in German from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. After two years of working as a high school Latin teacher, I entered the Master’s program in Classics at Dalhousie University. There I further developed a modernist reading of Vergil’s Aeneid while deepening my engagement with the pre-Socratics and Plato.
I was also in the Master’s program in philosophy at MUN before entering the Ph.D. program. During my time here I have become especially interested in Hegel’s history of philosophy while also publishing on the Greek sources of Heidegger’s theory of truth-experience. I take my stand for a philosophy humble before literature, a moral education in the pleasant enjoyment of the good, and the cultivation of a fulsome self generously given over to the divine madness of the Muse.
“All that was for love of a memory that made me stretch out my speech in longing for the past.” – Plato, Phaedrus