Christine Basil

Dr. Christine J. Basil

Assistant Professor in the Honors College

christinebasil@bac.edu

B.A.:  Belmont Abbey College, Department of Government and Political Philosophy, summa cum laude, May, 2011. Minor in Mathematics.
Thesis: “Seriously Funny: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc—the Saint and the State.”

M.A.: Baylor University, Department of Political Science, May 2013.

Ph.D.: Baylor University, Department of Political Science, May 2017
Dissertation: “Rhetoric, Passion, and Rule of Law in Aristotle’s Political Thought: Who Am I to Judge?”
Advisor: Mary P. Nichols

Aristotle’s Ethics, Politics, and De Anima

Greek Histories

American Political Thought

Trivium II

Honors Tutorial

Plato and Aristophanes

Politics and the Good Life

Introduction to Political Theory

Modern Ideologies

Western Political Philosophy

American Constitutional Development

Articles

  • “Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc: An American Woman?” coauthored with Rachel K. Alexander. Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy Spring 2018.
  • Justice Speaks: Nemesis, Rhetoric, and Nature in Aristotle’s Rhetoric. Forthcoming. Review of Politics.
  • Review of Aristotle’s Art of Rhetoric, Translated and with and Interpretive Essay by Robert C. Bartlett. Forthcoming in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 2019.

Works In Progress

  • Shame’s Speech: Defending the Beautiful in Aristotle’s Rhetoric.