Mazis, Glen A. 1951–

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MAZIS, Glen A. 1951–

PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1951, in Woodbury, NJ; son of Bernard (an engineer) and Charlotte (a secretary; maiden name, Fischman) Mazis; married Bonnie Winters, August, 1981 (divorced, July, 1986). Ethnicity: "Jewish." Education: State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1972; Yale University, M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1977. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Zen Buddhist. Hobbies and other interests: Running marathons, tennis, kayaking, hiking, gardening.

ADDRESSES: Home—264 West Front St., Marietta, PA 17547. Office—School of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Route 230, Middletown, PA 17051. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, associate professor of philosophy, 1980–86; Wesleyan University, Canton, NY, visiting associate professor of philosophy, 1986–89; St. Lawrence University, Canton, visiting associate professor of philosophy, 1989–91; Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg, Middletown, professor of philosophy and humanities, 1991–. Soka University, professor, 2000–02; also taught at Louisiana State University and University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

MEMBER: American Philosophical Association, Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, Merleau-Ponty Circle.

AWARDS, HONORS: Danforth fellow, 1972; Lion Award, Soka University, 2002.


Emotion and Embodiment: Fragile Ontology, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 1993.

The Trickster, Magician, and Grieving Man: Reconnecting Men with Earth, Bear (Santa Fe, NM), 1994.

Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2002.

Contributor of articles and poetry to academic journals and literary magazines, including Many Mountains Moving, Sou'wester, Willow Review, Ellipsis, and Spoon River Poetry Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Other Time of Encounter, a poetry collection; The Fullness of the Body Is the Emptiness of Reality; Utopia U, a "satiric academic novel"; Humans/Animals/Machines: The Promise and Dangers of Blurred Boundaries.

SIDELIGHTS: Glen A. Mazis told CA: "My primary motivation to write is to be a witness to the particular features of this planet and the life of embodiment that seem to go unnoticed in the Western intellectual tradition. The power of emotion, the depths of the senses, the insight of creative imagination have been pushed aside for far too long in the West and now in the world of globalization. For me, the hours spent writing are magical hours: they pass in a rhythm that is enveloping and embracing. Merleau-Ponty has been my guiding spirit as a philosopher, as well as Nietzsche and so many other thinkers on the edge. As a poet, there are so many teachers from Auden, Dylan Thomas, Yeats, to so many people writing now, like Piercy, Twitchell, Nye, Kinell, Collins, et cetera. As I get older, writing is more about the joys of rewriting, cutting, shaping, paring. It is an exciting time!"



Booklist, April 1, 1994, Pat Monaghan, review of The Trickster, Magician, and Grieving Man: Reconnecting Men with Earth, p. 1411.