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Dr. Erika Kidd

Assistant Professor, Catholic Studies; Director, Master of Arts in Catholic Studies
Office
Sitzmann Hall 201
Phone
(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:

“In the Beginning: Wittgenstein Reads Augustine," Augustine and Wittgenstein, edited by John Doody, Alexander Eodice, and Kim Paffenroth (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2018), 37-56.

“Parting Words: Augustine on Language and Loss," University of Dallas Braniff Conference on the Liberal Arts, revised an published in Ramify 6.1 (2017), 59-83.

“The Drama of De Magistro," Studia Patristica XCVIII, Vol. 24, (Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 133-139.

“Two-Part Invention: Voices from Augustine of Hippo's De magistro and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame,” Philosophy and Literature 40 (2016): 480-494.

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

Selected Presentations:

“In the Beginning: Wittgenstein Reads Augustine,” Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University, October 2018

“What Child Is This? How Augustine Learns to Speak," North American Patristics Society, Chicago IL, May 2018

Loving and Losing: An Augustinian Meditation," Anselm House, University of Minnesota, March 2018 (Invited lecture)

“Praying in the Bedchambers of the Heart: Augustine on Prayer and Intimacy," North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL, May 2017

“Parting Words: Augustine on Language and Loss,” Braniff Conference on the Liberal Arts, University of Dallas, January 2017 (Invited plenary address). Substantially revised version of this lecture delivered for the Patricia H. Imbesi Augustine Fellow public lecture, Villanova University, April 2017

“How to Talk to Your Father: Some Augustinian Counsel," Templeton Honors College Honors Forum, Eastern University, March 2017 (Invited lecture)

"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

Honors and Grants:

Faculty Development Grant: University Research Grant, 2018

Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship: Villanova University, Visiting Research Fellow, Spring 2017

LuAnn Dummer Women’s Center Curriculum Development Grant, 2015

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CSMA 598 - 01 Augustine and the Psalms - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30688 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika H. Kidd

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CSMA 529 - 01 Confessions - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207

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1800 - 2100

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55S 207

Course Registration Number:

43113 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Erika H. Kidd

St. Augustine’s Confessions is one of the most enduring and influential works of Christian literature. It is a dramatic spiritual autobiography. But its enduring character arises not simply from the story. It is also a penetrating exploration of the reality of the human person. Here we find Augustine’s reflections on, among other things, God and man, sin and grace, memory and time, and the first chapter of Genesis. This course will consider the particulars of Augustine’s story, as well as the philosophical, theological, and literary dimensions of this remarkable work, specifically with an eye to the integrated and unified vision of reality articulated in it.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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