Dorin Smith is a PhD candidate in English at Brown University. His work has been published in or is forthcoming from The Henry James Review, Postmodern Culture, and ESQ. His research focuses on the intersections of the novel and history of science in the US during the long nineteenth century. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation, Fictional Brains: Reflecting on Necessity in American Naturalism, 1797-1910, a project which examines how materialist models of cognition, developed within nineteenth-century neuroscience, biology, and psychology, prefigure the formal possibilities of the novel in America to plot the contradictions of narrative reflection and storyworld necessity.
Yi is a continental philosopher whose work intersects with world literature and global history. Her research re-interprets the terra-centric western history of philosophy from the perspective of the maritime. By holding up the sea as mirror to western philosophy understood as a form of historicity and coloniality, Yi works toward a hermeneutic method of re-writing the history of philosophy from a non-western and feminist perspective, as a genealogy and archeology of the diluvial. Yi holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and an M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong, both in philosophy. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows, Dartmouth College, where she is also a research associate in the Comparative Literature Program.
Professor Emerita: English / Philosophy Director of Honors Program at South Florida State College, Avon Park FL. Retired July 31, 2020 Project Director: NEH Grant “A Sense of Home” An organizer of the “Teaching Philosophy” symposium held annually at the Florida Philosophical Association conference. Chair of the City of Sebring Historic Preservation Commission.
As an independent scholar (PhD), I am working on the classical Greek philosophy of language and name based on the ideas of main Greek thinkers including both philosophers and non-philosophers.
20th Century British and American Literature, Rhetoric, Cold War History and Culture, Philosophy of History, Antiquity
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
Rhetoric and Technology, alt-scholarship, comics, games, history of philosophy and rhetoric
history of literary study
philosophy of language
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature; Post-World War II U. S. literature and culture; modernism and postmodernism; the novel and narrative theory; critical and cultural theory; history of philosophy; Anglo-American philosophy of language.
Renaissance/ Early modern literature; comparative literature; history of science and philosophy; cartography and literature