Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, recently named Ursinus College’s first Guggenheim Fellow in its history, has just published two new long pieces. In the Summer issue of “Book Forum,” he has an essay/review of two books about America by British intellectuals, one by literary critic Terry Eagleton, the other by journalist A. A. Gill.
His most recent column as Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, titled “Civility and Sex Speech,” ponders free speech issues on campus that relate to sex talk. In it, he refers to his experience last term teaching two full sections of “The Philosophy of Love and Sex,” a course that he will be offering again this fall.
Romano is the author of America the Philosophical, a 672-page book reviewed last year on the front page of The New York Times Book Review. The paperback edition of the book, described in the June 16th issue of the New York Times as “enlightening” and “encyclopedic,” is just out from Vintage Books in New York. This summer Romano will be delivering invited lectures on his book in Poland, Austria and Greece.