Kevin Kane

PhD Student (2016)

Kevin Kane.

Areas of Interest

Near-Death Experiences; Mysticism; Ineffability

Research Project

My main interest is in mystical states of enlightenment/transcendence, and in the possibility of 'translating' the ineffable (in Campbellian terms, the revelation from the abyss) back into everyday contexts. Figurative language — analogy, metaphor, metonymy, symbol, synecdoche, etc. — seems to be required for this translation. Ultimately, I hope to study near-death experiences within this framework.

Academic Background

In 2015, I received master's degrees in English literature and in English composition, both from the University of Akron in Ohio.