Essays in Honor of Sandy Petrey
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Thomas J. J. Altizer is an apocalyptic theologian who has attempted to understand the Christian epic as enacted by Dante, Milton, Blake and Joyce as the deepest sacred ground of the West. This is a truly dialectical ground, one not only conjoining Heaven and Hell, but Good and Evil and Christ and Satan, as the Bible itself is renewed in our history and consciousness, but so renewed as to transform everything whatsoever, finally issuing in a comprehensive and total Apocalypse.
David Anshen is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Texas Pan American (soon to be University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). He writes on American Literature, Film, and Marxist theory. Sandy Petrey directed his Ph.D. thesis. His upcoming work includes a textbook on Marxist Literary Theory and a book on Alienation and Commodity Fetishism in contemporary American Literature and film.
Claire Burrows is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University, studying and writing about autobiographical comics. She has published in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts and ImageText, and held an editorial internship at Fantagraphics Books. Prior to her doctoral studies at Stony Brook, she earned an M.A. in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. Claire is originally from Austin, Texas.
Kathryn M. Grossman is Professor of French at Pennsylvania State University. Her research includes: The Later Novels of Victor Hugo:...
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