Douglas Arnwine teaches Upper School English and Post-Colonial African Literature at Santa Fe Prep. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Douglas studied anthropology and philosophy at the University of Oregon. He also received MA degrees in Liberal Arts and Eastern Classics from St. John’s College in New Mexico, and is currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art ,and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He has taught literature, history, and philosophy for over 15 years in colleges and secondary schools in Armenia, India, Zambia and throughout the United States. Beyond the classroom, Douglas works to bring the discipline of philosophy to populations who otherwise may not have access to it. He has started successful Philosophy for Children programming in Las Vegas, NM and teaches ethics to system-impacted and incarcerated individuals in New Mexico’s juvenile and adult prison systems.
J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and the Question of the “New” South Africa Published in 1999, just five short years after Apartheid’s collapse and Nelson Mandela’s ascendance to power, J.M. Coetzee’s novel Disgrace explicitly critiques the idea of the ‘new South Africa’, by, among other ways, allegorizing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), complicating the politics of…