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Stambovsky, Phillip

Dr. Phillip Stambovsky
Independent Scholar

Presentations and Publications


The Depictive Image: Metaphor and Literary Experience. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.

Poetic Work of Emily Dickinson: A Readers' Text. Unpublished ms, 1996. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. YCAL MSS 128.

Myth and the Limits of Reason. Foreword by Louis Dupré. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1996. Revised Edition. Lanham, Md.: Univ. Press of America, 2004.

Philosophical Conceptualization and Literary Art: Inference, Ereignis, and Conceptual Attunement to the Work of Poetic Genius. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004. (Features a chapter on Dickinson)

“Metaphor and Historical Understanding.” History and Theory 27.2 (1988): 125-34.

Review Essay (solicited) on Metaphoric Worlds by Samuel R. Levin (Yale, 1988) and Figuratively Speaking by Robert J. Fogelin (Yale, 1988). Journal of English and Germanic Philology 89.2 (1990): 202-08.

“Hortense Calisher,” “George P. Elliott,” “John O'Hara,” and “Delmore Schwartz.” In The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Ed. Blanche Gelfant. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2001. (solicited essays)

“Editorial Emendation in Keats’s ‘Ode to Psyche.’” The Review of English Studies 53.3 (2002): 396-98.

“Mythemically Figuring the Limits of Ethical Reason: The Prelude of Fear and Trembling.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 76 (2002): 137-52.

“Husserl’s Logische Untersuchungen (§ 59) and the Marginalization of Lotze in Anglophone Philosophy.” Prima Philosophia 16.3 (2003): 261-78.

Book ms: “Inference and Reason: An Onto-Epistemological Essay” (currently under consideration by a university press).

Presentation: “Royce, Santayana, and ‘The Relational Form of the Ontological Argument.’” Solicited by the George Santayana Society. Annual meeting (held at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division). New York, N.Y., Dec. 2005.

Research Interests

Philosophy and Literature (I hold an English PhD from UMass/Amherst and a Philosophy PhD from Boston College).