Inaugural John Turner Memorial Lecture welcomes Dr. Kevin Corrigan

Photo Credit: John Turner
by Nichole Brady Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:27

Classics and Religious Studies welcomes Kevin Corrigan to speak on "Love and Myth in Plato's Dialogues: the Symposium and Republic" on Monday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Bailey Library, 229 Andrews Hall.

This lecture series is dedicated to the memory of John Turner, Cotner Professor of Religious Studies and Mach Chair in the Classics and Religious Studies Department and will serve as an annual forum in which to present important research in Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Dr. Turner was a member of the faculty from 1976 until his death in October 2019. He was an internationally known and respected scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gnostic tradition, and the thought of Middle Platonists and Plotinus.

Dr. Corrigan is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at Emory University. His research interests encompass Classics, History, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Patristics and Literature. His most recent book is Reason, Faith and Otherness in Neoplatonic and Early Christian Thought (Ashgate, UK, 2013). He is currently working on several projects involving translations and commentaries on Plotinus' writings, in addition to a book on ecology and the ancient world.

Dr. Corrigan received a PhD in Classics and Philosophy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1980. He taught at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame and University of Regina from 1982 to 1986 and University of Saskatchewan from 1986 to 2001. He began teaching at Emory 2001, based primarily in the Institute of Liberal Arts before joining the MESAS department in 2015.