Joshua Levi Ian Gentzke

jgentzke@stanford.edu


Both my research and teaching explore the intersections between marginalized religious discourses and Continental philosophy, with a particular emphasis on questions of embodiment, selfhood, and the creative imagination. I focus on three sites of interest: historiographically, I am concerned with the retrieval of divergent religious imaginaries that complicate traditional narrations of Western history; methodologically, I am committed to developing interpretive strategies that address the affective, imagistic, and performative dimensions of “mystical” and non-discursive texts; philosophically, I am interested in the body as a poetical and political phenomenon, a nexus between subject and society where institutional authority is both inscribed and subverted.

advisor : Sheehan