- Contributor Notes
František Burda is assistant professor at the University of Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), department of cultural and religious studies. Before 1989 he led his own samizdat publishing company, played in several music bands, and was a member of the alternative underground project PH Club. In 2001 he founded the Quo Vadis Association, which is focused on literary and visual arts, music and theater activities, organizing camps and workshops. His research focus includes cultural and social anthropology, René Girard´s mimetic theory of culture, and transcultural communication.
Ken Colston, now retired, is the former chairman of the English department at Thomas Jefferson School, a classical preparatory school in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BA in English and French from Northern Kentucky University in 1978. From there he earned three master’s degrees: the first in English and comparative literature from Columbia University, the second in writing from the Johns Hopkins University, and the third in liberal arts from the Graduate Institute at St. John’s College, Annapolis. In addition, he studied classics at the University of Rouen, France, and theology and philosophy at the Paul VI Pontifical Institute in St. Louis. His recent articles and reviews on literature have appeared in New Oxford Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, St. Austin’s Review, [End Page 204] The New Criterion, and First Things Online. This is his third article on Shakespeare for Logos.
Andrei Gotia teaches Latin and Greek at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria. He earned his PhD in classics from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania with a dissertation on the use of colors in Quintus of Smyrna. For Logos he wrote an article on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory (Winter 2007). He is the translator of a book by J. Tissot on St. Francis de Sales (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2008) and the author of Lumineux-obscur et couleurs chez Quintus de Smyrne et ses modèles (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2009). Along with essays and articles on faith and literature, he also contributes to Vox Latina and other Latin magazines.
Aaron K. Kerr is a convert to Catholicism and is presently assistant professor of philosophy and joint chair of philosophy and theology at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Michael Martin is assistant professor of philosophy and English at Marygrove College and the author of Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England (Ashgate, 2014) and The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics (Angelico Press, 2015).
Kathleen E. Urda is associate professor of English at Bronx Community College CUNY in New York City, where she has been a faculty member since 2007. Her research focuses on eighteenth-and nineteenth-century English literature, particularly how novel plots evolve and work, and on the intersection between religion and the arts.
James Matthew Wilson is associate professor of religion and literature in the department of humanities at Villanova University. An award-winning scholar of philosophical-theology and literature, he [End Page 205] is also a poet and critic of contemporary poetry. His books include, Some Permanent Things, a collection of poems, The Catholic Imagination in Modern American Poetry, and, most recently, The Fortunes of Poetry in an Age of Unmaking (all Wiseblood Books).
Bennett Zon is professor of music at Durham University, founding director of the Durham University Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, and co-director of the International Network for Music Theology. He is on the editorial board of the Yale Journal of Music and Religion and the book series Congregational Music Studies (Ashgate). He is founder and general editor of Nineteenth-Century Music Review (Cambridge University Press), the book series Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate) and Nineteenth-Century Music JISCmail. Zon researches nineteenth- and twentieth-century musical culture, with particular interest in British science, theology, and intellectual history. He has published edited volumes, articles, reviews, and dictionary entries, as well as monographs including The English Plainchant Revival (Oxford University Press, 1999), Music and Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century British Musicology (Ashgate, 2000), and Representing Non-Western Music in Nineteenth-Century...