The University of Macao and Vanderbilt University
William Franke is Professor of Philosophy and Religions at the University of Macao and Professor of Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University. He is research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and has been Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Intercultural Theology at the University of Salzburg. As a philosopher of the humanities with a negative theological vision of the origin and significance of human culture, he elaborates a theological poetics in books including Danteís Interpretive Journey (Chicago, 1996), Poetry and Apocalypse (Stanford, 2009), and Dante and the Sense of Transgression (London, 2012). His apophatic philosophy is directly developed in On What Cannot Be Said (Notre Dame, 2007) and A Philosophy of the Unsayable (Notre Dame, forthcoming).
Essays in Partial Answers
Canonicity, Creativity, and the Unlimited Revelation of Literature
Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2014
History of Humanities
The Classical Canon