Adam Cooper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Humanities and Trivium

B.A. (Literature), Thomas More College; M.A. (Literature), University of Dallas, Institute of Philosophic Studies; Ph.D. (Literature), University of Dallas

Adam Cooper grew up in New England, where he attended Thomas More College and fell in love with poetry, philosophy, mountains, and woods. He is a student and teacher of poetry, literature, and classical languages. He has taught English Literature, Latin, and Greek at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas in Arlington. He has always been fascinated by the poetic resources of language to evoke and embody realities hard to name. Mr. Cooper is primarily interested in poetry and fiction that, offering imaginary patterns for the most significant human experiences, lay the ground for a deep and noble community of minds. He has lectured and published on Homer’s epics, Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus and Women of Trachis, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Vergil’s Georgics and Aeneid, and Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding. He is currently writing on the Dantean structure of Caroline Gordon’s later novels and preparing the late classicist Karl Maurer’s verse translations of the Neo-Latin poet Jacob Balde for publication. He enjoys hiking, friendly tennis, fearsome chess, and heated arguments about the nature of things (an old New England tradition).