An Interview with Kevin Corrigan

An Interview with Kevin Corrigan Kevin Corrigan is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He and his wife, Elena Glazov-Corrigan, who is Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies, also at Emory, live in the deep-forested suburbs of northeast Atlanta. They have four children—all currently engaged in different academic disciplines.SSG: How did you come to Plotinus?KC: By the age of 19 I had already dropped out of a university program, tried my hand at Chartered Accountancy (dismally—they hired me because I happened to have The Times with me at the interview, and they thought it was a sign of intellect), and worked with ex-prisoners in a Rehabilitation Hostel in one of the toughest parts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I didn’t rehabilitate anyone, but they somehow rehabilitated me. My school-friend was reading Plotinus for an MLitt with Gerard O’Daly at Lancaster University, and so through him I came to read Ennead VI 9; something real stirred in me, but I was still not over-impressed; and then one night over beer, my friend and my brother, who was present at the time, persuaded me to do Classics and Philosophy at Lancaster.Having http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of the Platonic Tradition Brill

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1872-5082
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1872-5473
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10.1163/18725473-12341410
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Kevin Corrigan is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. He and his wife, Elena Glazov-Corrigan, who is Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies, also at Emory, live in the deep-forested suburbs of northeast Atlanta. They have four children—all currently engaged in different academic disciplines.SSG: How did you come to Plotinus?KC: By the age of 19 I had already dropped out of a university program, tried my hand at Chartered Accountancy (dismally—they hired me because I happened to have The Times with me at the interview, and they thought it was a sign of intellect), and worked with ex-prisoners in a Rehabilitation Hostel in one of the toughest parts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I didn’t rehabilitate anyone, but they somehow rehabilitated me. My school-friend was reading Plotinus for an MLitt with Gerard O’Daly at Lancaster University, and so through him I came to read Ennead VI 9; something real stirred in me, but I was still not over-impressed; and then one night over beer, my friend and my brother, who was present at the time, persuaded me to do Classics and Philosophy at Lancaster.Having

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Published: Apr 20, 2018

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