“I did try to found a little heresy of my own, and when I had put the last touches on it, I discovered it was orthodoxy.” – G.K. Chesterton
A native son of the South, Dr. Killian earned his Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Louisville. He currently writes and researches in the area of philosophy of theatre, with a particular interest in the playwright Eugene O’Neill and how his plays intersect with contemporary theory of emotion.
“Capturing Amae: What Tragedy Offers and Why it Still Matters,” in The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context, Edited by Laura Savu-Walker, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015).
“That Deceptive Line: Plato, Linear Perspective, Visual Perception, and Tragedy,” Journal of Aesthetic Education (46:2), Summer 2012, 89-99.