Faculty Bio

Victor E. Taylor, Ph.D.


Professor of Philosophy and English

Coordinator of Humanities

Education

  • B.A., Le Moyne College
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University

Credentials

  • Executive Editor: The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory
  • Series Co-editor: Rethinking Theory, The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Series Editor: Critical Studies in the Humanities, Davies Group Publishers
  • Visiting Scholar: German and Romance Languages and Literatures Department, The Johns Hopkins University, 2004-Present
  • Visiting Scholar: Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2011-12.

Courses

  • Religious Theory and Literary Studies
  • History of Philosophy
  • World Religions
  • World Philosophy
  • Critical Theory and Postmodernism

Research Interests

  • Theories of subjectivity in religious, cultural, and literary studies.

Honors

  • School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University
  • National Humanities Center Summer Fellow, NHC
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellow, Cornell University
  • National Humanities Center Summer Fellow, Yale University
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant Recipient, Martin Library, York, PA

Recent Publications

  • "Absolute Christ: The Question of Zizekian Christian Materiality in The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic." Spring 2011.
  • The Religious Pray, The Profane Swear: The Civil War Writings of Robert L. Drummond, G.A.R. Expanded Second Edition, Davies Group Publishers, 2012.
  • Conversations in Culture, Politics, and Theology. Davies Group Publishers, 2012.
  • Conversations in Cultural Rhetoric and Composition Studies, Davies Group Publishers, 2010.
  • Religion After Postmodernism. University of Virginia Press. 2008.