Steven Schroeder

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Name: Steven Schroeder

Born: 1954 in Wichita Falls, Texas



Illinois Connection

Schroeder has lived in Chicago for more than twenty years. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1982, M.A. 1976) and teaches at the University of Chicago Graham School in Asian Classics and the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steven Schroeder received his Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago in 1982. He is the co-founder, with composer Clarice Assad, of the Virtual Artists Collective (a "virtual" gathering of musicians, poets, and visual artists), which has published five full-length poetry collections each year since it began in 2004. He teaches at the University of Chicago in Asian Classics and the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults and at Shenzhen University in China.

He has published extensively in philosophy and religious studies and has lectured and written on the relationship of poetry with philosophy -- and of both with religion. He has teamed with Chinese colleagues Liang Huichun, Wang Hao, and Zhang Xiaohong to translate work of contemporary Chinese poets including Jimu Langge, Li Nan, Li Sen, Tang Danhong, and Zhai Yongming. With Russian colleague Vassily Pivoev, he has written a book on Henri Bergson published in 2008 in Petrozavodsk. His current academic research includes work on the ethics of translation and response as well as investigation of poetry as politics and performance.

He has been a featured reader and guest professor at Yunnan University in China and has lectured at the University of Macao, Zhongshan University in China, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Petrozavodsk State University in Russia, and Vilnius University in Lithuania. He has been an invited reader at festivals in Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Vilnius and Druskininkai (Lithuania); Shenzhen, Macao, Kunming, and Hong Kong (China); and Chicago.

With Kunming poets Li Sen and Hai Nan and Shenzhen colleague Zhang Xiaohong, he began the Chicago-Kunming poetry group, which publishes New Poetry Appreciation (with the work of Kunming poets and Chicago poets in Chinese translation). With Li Sen, Long Xiaoying, Wang Hao, and Zhang Xiaohong, he co-edited a bilingual collection of the work of twenty-seven poets from the southwest of China and the southwestern United States called Two Southwests that appeared in October 2008. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in After Hours, AmarilloBay, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Concho River Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the Cresset, Druskininkai Poetic Fall 2005, Georgetown Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Karamu, Macao Closer, Mid-America Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Macao, Rambunctious Review, Rhino, Shichao, Sichuan Literature, Texas Review, TriQuarterly and other literary journals. He has published two chapbooks, Theory of Cats and Revolutionary Patience, and four full-length collections, Fallen Prose, The Imperfection of the Eye, Six Stops South, and A Dim Sum of the Day Before.

Published Works

  • Four Truths,Wipf & Stock, 2011
  • a guest giving way like ice melting (poems). (with Debby Sou Vai Keng) Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2010.
  • a dim sum of the day before (poems). Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2010.
  • On Not Founding Rome: The Virtue of Hesitation. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.
  • on the no road way to tomorrow (poems), Edited with Li Sen, Liang Huichun, Long Xiaoying, and Charlie Newman. Virtual Artists Collective, 2009.
  • Six Stops South (poems). Cincinnati, OH: Cherry Grove Collections, 2009.
  • А. Бергсон и проблемы методологии гуманитарного знания. (с В.М. Пивоев) Петрозаводск: Издательство ПетрГУ, 2008.
  • Two Southwests (poems), Edited with Li Sen, Long Xiaoying, Wang Hao, and Zhang Xiaohong. Virtual Artists Collective, 2008.
  • The Imperfection of the Eye (poems). Virtual Artists Collective, 2007.
  • Fallen Prose (poems). Virtual Artists Collective, 2006.
  • Revolutionary Patience (poems). Virtual Artists Collective, 2004.
  • Theory of Cats (poems). Johnstown, OH: Pudding House Press, 2003.
  • Touching Philosophy, Sounding Religion, Placing Education. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2002.
  • Between Freedom and Necessity: An Essay on the Place of Value. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2000.
  • The Metaphysics of Cooperation: A Study of F.D. Maurice. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1999.
  • Virginia Woolf's Subject and the Subject of Ethics: Notes Toward a Poetics of Persons. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996.
  • A Community and a Perspective: Lutheran Peace Fellowship and the Edge of the Church, 1941-1991. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993.

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Four Truths:

ISBN: 1610974492
Release Date: 2011-06-15

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A Guest Giving Way Like Ice Melting

ISBN: 098244057X
Release Date: 2010-06-01

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On Not Founding Rome: The Virtue of Hesitaiton

ISBN: 1606086103
Release Date: 2010-01-01

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A Dim Sum of the Day Before

ISBN: 0982440561
Release Date: 2010-01-15

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On the No Road Way to Tomorrow

ISBN: 0981989837
Release Date: 2009-08-28

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Six Stops South

ISBN: 1934999431
Release Date: 2009-01-06

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Two Southwests

ISBN: 0979882567
Release Date: 2008-10-15

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Theory of Cats

ISBN: 1589981855
Release Date: 2003

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Touching Philosophy, Sounding Religion, Placing Education (Value Inquiry Book) (Value Inquiry Book Series / Philosophy of Education)

ISBN: 9042011637
Release Date: 2002-12-01

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BETWEEN FREEDOM AND NECESSITY. An Essay on the Place of Value. (Value Inquiry Book Series 99)

ISBN: 9042013028
Release Date: 2000-01

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The Metaphysics of CooperationA Case Study of F.D. Maurice(Value Inquiry Book Series 84)

ISBN: 9042007761
Release Date: 1999-01

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Virginia Woolf's Subject and the Subject of Ethics: Notes Toward a Poetics of Persons

ISBN: 0773489231
Release Date: 1996-04

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A Community and a Perspective

ISBN: 0819191094
Release Date: 1993-08-24

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