(un)Enlightened Academy is an amalgamation of (un)Enlightened English and its sister site (un)Enlightened Philosophy. However, during the redesign process in which we merged the sites, we saw other trends emerge that the authors/creators wanted to discuss. The Academy went from just Philosophy and English to Education and Technology as well. These subjects converge and diverge in incredible ways: technology impacts the education of English and philosophy for one, and philosophy theorizes about educational, technological, and linguistic/literary practices for another. The idiosyncratic tendencies of academics to specialize, yet our students to generalize, allows us this flexibility in the unE Academy.
Returning authors are Kelly Centrelli, author and co-creator of (un)Enlightened English; Joseph Centrelli, author of (un)Enlightened Philosophy; and Charles Centrelli, “mastermind” and developer of both (un)Enlightened English and Philosophy.
Kelly’s posts on the Academy site will focus mainly on English and education, as she is entering a PhD in literature this fall and has taught composition at the collegiate level at CUNY Queens College. She has presented at national conferences about integrating technology into the composition classroom, as well as regional conferences about eighteenth century literary satire. Her dissertation, she hopes, will blend the field of composition and literature in a way few scholars have attempted before.
As the philosophy guru, Joseph will focus on contributing to the philosophy section. He is entering an MA program this fall in philosophy and has presented at regional conferences on Schopenhauer. His interests lie in blending Eastern philosophies to the Western world.
Charles’s, although he functions primarily as the developer for the site, interests lie mostly in the technological realm. He is the “go-to” guy on the latest gadgets and tends to theorize about our current and future technological position in the global market. He is currently completing an MBA from Indiana University while working full-time as a consultant.
This site may seem like a “family affair,” yet all members involved have their own specialties, opinions, and perspectives of each subject. It may not be uncommon to see the authors criss-cross sections and, likewise, you should not hinder yourself from reading a section with which you may not be familiar. Each author is well versed in his or her subject matter and you may feel free to post questions, comment, and share the site. As any good Academy, we welcome free and open discussion so long as nothing said is ad hominem or inflammatory.
We hope you enjoy the revision of the (un)Enlightened sites, and many thanks for stopping by.