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Scott Truesdale

Scott Truesdale
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PhD Candidate, French Studies, Teaching Assistant of French

My research emphasis is primarily focused on 20th and 21st century nihilism, hedonism, eroticism, and semiotics. These themes concentrate on authors such as Michel Onfray, Michel Tournier, Jean Baudrillard, Roland Jaccard, Samuel Beckett and Roland Barthes. While these authors have different conceptions of nihilism and the implications that nihilist thought has on society, it is evident from their observations that humanity is undergoing a crisis of meaning. The goal of my research is to emphasize how postmodernist thought is propelling humanity towards an unprecedented crisis of meaning that is deconstructing occidental epistemology and advancing western culture towards a new kind of nihilism that could very well remove the very foundations upon which western thought is based.

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Education:

Undergraduate Degree in French Studies - Lee University

Masters Degree in French Literature - Mississippi State University 

PhD Candidate in French Literature - University of Georgia

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