E. Thomas Finan

Lecturer of Humanities


BA Literature and Philosophy, Boston University
PhD Literature and Philosophy, Boston University

Teaching interests: Classical literature and philosophy, the epic, American literature from the Puritans to the present, Renaissance art and literature, transnational Romanticism, literary/cultural Modernism, and lyric poetry

Research interests: Narratives of the real in American literature, American intellectual history, connections between philosophy and literature

Selected publications:

The Other Side Stories. Fieldnor Press, 2010.

“‘The Lords of Life': Fractals, Recursivity, and ‘Experience’.” Philosophy & Rhetoric (forthcoming early 2012).

“Reflection and Tradition: Some Humanistic Observations on Reforming K-12 English Education,” Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Denver; October 2009.

“Visions and Re-Visions: The Whole and the Part in Editing Dickinson and Whitman,” Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Philadelphia; October 2008.

“Emily Dickinson and the Captivity of Consciousness,” American Literature Association, Boston; May 2007.

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Editorial Board, IMPACT: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, 2011.