Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Writers at Work: Mavis Biss and Luke Southworth

Sept. 24, 2018 at 6 p.m., McManus Theater

Mavis Biss is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. She specializes in moral philosophy, with particular focus on Kantian ethics and conceptions of moral imagination. Her recent publications include "Kantian Moral Striving" (Kantian Review, 2015, winner of the Wilfrid Sellars Prize), and "Avoiding Vice and Pursing Virtue: Kant on Perfect Duties and 'Prudential Latitude'" (Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2017). Her current work deals with the complexities of rational agency in the face of contested moral meaning and the social conditions of trust and trustworthiness.

Lucas Southworth is an Assistant Professor of Writing at Loyola University Maryland. He teaches Effective Writing, fiction, screenwriting, and film. His first collection of short stories, Everyone Here Has a Gun, won AWP’s Grace Paley Prize (University of Massachusetts Press). Other stories are forthcoming or have recently appeared in AGNI, Alaska Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, Meridian, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Conjunctions, Willow Springs, and others.

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