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Dr. Erika Kidd

Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies
Sitzmann Hall 304
(651) 962-5788

Academic History:

Ph.D. Philosophy, Villanova University
M.A. Philosophy, Villanova University
B.A. University Scholars (Philosophy, Literature, and Classics), Baylor University

Expertise and Research:

Augustine and the Augustinian tradition
Wittgenstein (particularly his sense of confessional philosophy)
Late antique philosophy

Selected Publications:

“The Drama of De magistro.” Forthcoming (2017) in Studia Patristica.

“Two-Part Invention: Voices from Augustine of Hippo's De magistro and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame.” Forthcoming (October 2016) in Philosophy and Literature.

“Making Sense of Virgil in De magistro.” Augustinian Studies  46 (2015): 211-224.


"The Drama of Augustine's De magistro," XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, August 2015

"Words, Afterwards," Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, April 2015 (Invited Lecture)

“Saint Augustine’s De magistro and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame: A Theological Fugue,” Philosophy Unbound: Annual Philosophy Conference, Lehigh University, October 23, 2014

“The Meaning of Virgil’s Words in Augustine’s De magistro,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, May 23, 2014

“Augustine’s Voice in Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations,” Stakes of Speech: A Summer Seminar on Wittgenstein in the Spirit of Cavell and Rhees, Lehigh University, July 12, 2012

“Verbum et Vita: Augustine’s De magistro and the Annunciation,” Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 23, 2010

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