Department of Fine Arts
Dr. J. Michael McKeon
Ph.D., Fine Arts
M.A., Humanities (Philosophy minor)
B.A., History (Philosophy minor)
2011-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Classics Graduate Teaching Assistant, Classics Department
Interdisciplinary Arts Adjunct Instructor
Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate Instructor
Department of Humanities and Philosophy
Scholarships & Awards
"Love the One You’re With: Developing Xander.” The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality. ed. Emily Dial-Driver, et al. NC: McFarland, 2008.
"The Symbolist Theater and Symbolist Painting: Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead and the Transmigration of the Soul in August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata.” Text & Presentation, ed. Stratos Constantinidis, 24, 2004.
"The Postmodern Subject in Early Christian Catacomb Painting.” Year’s Work in Medievalism, eds. Jesse Swan and Richard Utz, 16, 2003.
"The Relationship between Art, Belief and Meaning.” Art, Belief and Meaning: Vol. 1. eds. Herman DuToit and Doris Dant, Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 2003.
Juried Conference Presentations
"Locating the Viewer in Formalist Aesthetic Theory and French Neoclassical Art.” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, October 4-6, 2007.
"Some Observations on Aristotle’s On Interpretation (Chapters 1-4).” Paper presented at the Tulsa Philosophical Society, Harwelden House, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28, 2007.
"Race and the ‘Degeneration of Culture’ in Nazi Art and German Expressionism.” Paper presented at the 2004 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 14-16, 2004.
"Arthur Schopenhauer’s Will, Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman, and George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman.” Paper presented at the 28th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 24-26, 2004.
"Nazi Art, Ideology, and the Category ‘Entartete Kunst’.” Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, April 16-17, 2004.
"Nazi Art Theory and the Philosophical Foundation of Alienated Culture: The Marginalization and Exclusion of Expressionist Art in Nazi Germany.” Paper presented at the 19th Annual University of Iowa Art History Symposium, Iowa City, Iowa, February 27-28, 2004.
"The Symbolist Theater and Symbolist Painting: Arnold Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead and the Transmigration of the Soul in August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 24-26, 2003.
"Bringing Order out of Chaos through the Tyranny of the A Priori: Kantian Aesthetic Theory and Nazi Germany’s Defense Guild for German Culture.” Paper presented at the International Conference in Literature, the Visual Arts, and Cinema, State University of West Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2002.
"Giorgio Vasari and the Pure Line of Disegno.” Paper presented at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 24-27, 2002.
"The Postmodern Subject in Early Christian Catacomb Paintings.” Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual International Meeting of the Conference on Medievalism, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, October 18-19, 2002.
"The Disparity of Form on the Arch of Constantine and Plotinian Cosmology.” Paper presented at the 2002 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May, 18-20, 2002.
"The Metaphysics of Time in Homer’s Iliad.” Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Classical Conference, Toledo, Ohio, October 25-27, 2001.
"Immanuel Kant’s Theory of Delineated Form and Neoclassical Art.” Paper presented at the 2001 Ohio University Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, May 19-20, 2001.