Virgil W. Brower
Virgil W. Brower began teaching undergraduate ethics (Aristotle, Kant, and Nietzsche) exclusively to off-duty police officers at the Chicago Police Academy. He became the Full-Time Lecturer of Philosophy at Chicago State University, where he taught logic and comparative religion for over a decade, while also serving as an adminstrator of the Honors College, in which he also taught humanities and the philosophy of science. Virgil holds multiple graduate degrees and two doctorates, one Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies and another in Theology, Ethics, and Humanities. While based in the home Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University for the former, his teaching and research concentrated on practical ethics, philosophy of religion, modern philosophy, and phenomenology. At seminary, he specialized in literary theory, liberation theology, psychoanalysis, and political theology. His writings have appeared in Inside Higher Ed, French Literature Series, and, most recently, in Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage (Edinburgh UP, 2017).
Brower, V. (2014). “Beeing and Time: A Kiss of Chemoreception, a Taste of Trophallaxis, and the Bug in Dasein’s Mouth.” In: Talairach-Veilmas & Bouchet (Eds.), Insects in Literature and the Arts, Brussels: Peter Lang, 197-217.
Brower V. (2013). “Jennuflectings II: Outing Plato with the Salt and Savour of Rome.” Zētēsis: Journal for the Intersecting Landscapes of Fine Art, Philosophy, and the Wild Sciences, 1:1.
Brower, V. (2012). “The Immersion Method – II.” Inside Higher Ed, 3 May.
Brower, V. (2012). “The Rhyme That Remains: Towards a Populist Poetics” Everyday Genius, June, 61-81.
Brower, V. (2011). “Speech and Oral Phenomena: Tastetexts, Memory, and the Mouth as the Scene of Writing.” French Literature Series, 38, Francophone Psychoanalysis, 209-230.
Brower, V. (2011). “Ethics is a Gustics: Phenomenology, Gender, and Oral Sexuality.” Assuming Gender, 2:1, 18-45.
Brower V. (2010). “The Taste to Come: The Lick of Faith & the Other-Mouths of Messianism.” Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, 3.2-3.3, 238-262.