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Professor Louis Markos

Professor Louis Markos
  • Houston Baptist University
  • University of Michigan
When it comes to learning and to teaching, my motto has always been that of Socrates: The unexamined life is not worth living.

Dr. Louis Markos is Professor in English at Houston Baptist University, where he also holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. He earned his B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. Professor Markos specializes in British romantic poetry, literary theory, and the classics and teaches courses in all three of these areas, as well as in Victorian poetry and prose, 17th-century poetry and prose, mythology, epic, and film. He received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the University of Michigan and was named the Opal Goolsby Teacher of the Year at Houston Baptist. Dr. Markos has published several articles and is the author of How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle With The Modern and Postmodern World.

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"Professor Markos is an excellent professor! I very much enjoyed him and learned from this series. He's funny, easy to follow, brilliant, and loves what he teaches."

 

"Prof. Markos' enthusiasm for his subject was infectious. I completed the 12 lecture course in 2 days because I couldn't wait to hear what came next!"

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  1. Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis Sale

    Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis

    Louis Markos
    Save up to $115.00 Starting at $15.95 $19.95 $15.95$19.95
    The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis takes you through the unique and diverse legacy of one of Western literature's most beloved authors. These insightful lectures are delivered by award-winning Professor Louis Markos. Under his expert guidance, explore the wealth of moral lessons and spiritual allegories behind virtually the entire Lewis canon, from Mere Christianity to The Screwtape Letters/ to The Lion, The...
  2. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition Sale

    Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    Louis Markos
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    This course brings together 12 professors for 84 lectures on more than 60 of the most important thinkers in history. Enjoy the benefit of learning from the finest scholar-teachers active today while you study the key ideas of influential philosophers from the pre-Socratics to the Postmodernists. The curriculum is comprehensive, incisive, and thought-provoking—in short, an intellectual experience to be...
  3. From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author Sale

    From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author

    Louis Markos
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    What’s the best that’s been thought and said about creativity in literature, and by extension in the arts more broadly? To answer that question—and the many others that it leads to—you’ll follow "the great conversation" between philosophy and the literary arts down the millennia, from Plato and Aristotle through a host of brilliant writers all the way to our present day.