Anne Mamary

Professor, Philosophy
Chair of Personnel Committee
Faculty advisor for MJUR (Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research)

Rm 202 Weeks House 309-457-2389

Interests

Plato and Poetry

Feminist Philosophy

Post-colonial studies and crises of modernity

Education

A.B. — Chemistry, Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College, 1986

Ph.D. — State University of New York at Binghamton, 1995

Courses Taught

Phil 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Phil 201: Logic

Phil 207: Ethics

Phil/Clas 205: Classical and Medieval Philosophy

Phil 307: Modern Philosophy

Phil 211: Philosophy of Education

Phil 225: Philosophy & Feminism

Phil 311: Contemporary Philosophy

Phil 315: Philosophy of Art

Phiil/Relg 340: Africana Philosophy 

Phil/Relg/Estu 310: Environmental Ethics

Selected Work

Critical Animal Studies Faculty Paper/Project of the Year, 2020.

Hatch Award for Excellence in Service, Monmouth College, 2020.

Council of Independent Colleges seminar, “The Verbal Art of Plato,” Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, 2017

Books edited:

with Meredith Traxler Drees. Politeia: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honor of Anthony Preus (SUNY Press, in progress). 

The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfigurations in J.K. Rowling’s Novels. McFarland, See article on MC website about teaching Harry Potter. MC alumni, Isaac Willis, ’18, Sean Paulsgrove, ’18, and Tamyra Dixon-Rankin, ’81 have articles in the anthology.


Cover of The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling's Novels

Hatch Award for Excellence in Service, Monmouth College, 2020.

Council of Independent Colleges seminar, “The Verbal Art of Plato,” Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, 2017

Recent publications:

“Introduction.” The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling’s Novels, 2021, pp. 1–26.

“Ruddy Stargazers: Centaurs, Philosophers, and a Life Worth Living.” The Alchemical Harry  Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling’s Novels, 2021, pp. 265–85.

“Epilogue: Friendship Hallowed, Pure, and Ever-Present.” The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling’s Novels, 2021, pp. 287–90.

“How Do You Know His Name is Gabriel?” Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Volume 17, Issue 5, October 2020: 34–62.

“Ruddy Stargazers: Centaurs, Philosophers, and a Life Worth Living.” Plato in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times: Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, edited by John Finamore and Mark Nyvlt, Prometheus Trust, 2020, pp. 117–28.

“How Do You Know His Name is Gabriel? Finding Communion with the Singular Lives of Creatures.” Feeling Animal Death: Being Hosts to Ghosts, edited by Brianne Donaldson and Harrison King, Rowman and Littlefield, 2019, pp. 185–98.

“Geometry in the Humming of the Strings.” The Bright and the Good: The Connection Between  Intellectual and Moral Virtues, edited by Audrey Anton, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, 3–18.