Philosophical Theology: Historical Engagement

Required student qualification:

Lower Undergraduate

Requires extra purchases (Books, school supplies, etc.):



75 hours


Barry Taylor, PhD

My work is focused on the intersections between religion, theology, and culture, with a particular emphasis on the impact and interplay of contemporary digital life on religion and belief (particularly Western Christianity). I am particularly interested in religion where it is least obvious and in cultural clinamens- the behaviour and phenomena that escape our categorizing and thus provide an opportunity for reframing how we think and approach life.

Emmalea Russo


I’m a multidisciplinary writer whose work explores film, philosophy, and mysticism using poetry, essay, and visual mediums to make formally experimental work. My full-length books are G (Futurepoem, 2018) and Wave Archive (Book*hug, 2019). I’m also the author of several artist books and chapbooks. Recent poetic and theoretical writing has appeared in Artforum,

American Chordata, BOMB, Granta, Gulf Coast, Hyperallergic, The Quarterless Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, SF MOMA’s Open Space, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. My work has been reviewed in The Yale Review, The Chicago Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. I’ve taught courses on writing, literature, media, and philosophy at various

institutions including Northeastern University, Saint Peters University, and independently.

Additionally, I’ve been a visiting critic at Parsons School of Design and The Art Institute of Cincinnati. I gained several years of curatorial and editorial experience while working in small and experimental publishing communities in Brooklyn and I’m passionate about experimental and hybrid forms of writing, publishing, and teaching. I currently edit the multidisciplinary online journal Asphalte Magazine.


I’m interested in the edges where poetry and philosophy meet. My books explore the technologically mediated body and language as a material medium. Formally, they’re concerned with iteration, repetition, and play. I’m currently at work on a series of books and multimedia projects that focus on intersections of experimental/horror cinema, medieval mysticism and theories of light, and analog and digital mediation and spectatorship.

Other research interests and areas of experience include film and media theory; philosophies of horror; 21st-century experimental poetry and publishing practices; hybrid forms of writing; process-based writing; angelology; Medieval Christian mysticism.

Creston Davis

Founder and director of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and the Chancellor and CEO of GCAS College Dublin

Creston Davis, (PhD University of Virginia, MTS Duke University) is the founder and director of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and the Chancellor and CEO of GCAS College Dublin. Davis was promoted to Associate Professor at Rollins College (2012) and has published books with The MIT Press, Columbia and Duke University Press.

He is the creator of and co-edits the Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics and Culture series, an academic book series published by Columbia University Press.

He currently researches future consciousness, sustainability, and advanced technologies.