Writings by Jeanne Belisle Lombardo

Art and Architecture

  1. A Genius Cut Short: Vermeer’s Stylistic Path from The Milkmaid to The Guitar Player (And Where It Might Have Led…)
  2. Arts and Crafts: The Pursuit of Beauty and Functionality in the Twentieth Century
  3. The Desert Aesthetic of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Comparison of Taliesin West and Grady Gammage Auditorium
  4. Taoism and its Influence on the Arts of China
  5. Touching the Intangible: Zen and the Arts of Japan


  1. History: The Power of the Idea and the Idea of Power
  2. The Role of History and Historians in a World With No Center
  3. A Review of The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
  4. A Review of Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall


  1. Death and Beauty: Deliverance from Mortality in The Works of Thomas Mann and Yasunari Kawabata
  2. From Hero to Man: Euripides’s Alcestis
  3. From Mothers to Lovers: Desire, Power and Writing the Self in Duras’s The Lover and Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
  4. From Starvation to Suffocation: Extremes of Female Repression in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out
  5. Pale Mourner, Lost Discoverer: The Romantic Pilgrim and Transcendental Lover in Pablo Neruda’s Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
  6. Relativity, Tragic Farce and Language On Trial: A Post-Modern Perspective on Luigi Pirandello’s It Is So (If You Think So)
  7. The Personal Become Political: Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter and Duong Thu Huong’s Paradise of the Blind
  8. Through a Cracked Looking-glass: The Search for the “Self of Selves” in James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  9. Time and Solitude: Parameters of Being in Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
  10. Woman as Witch in Anne Sexton’s “Her Kind”
  11. Yin Yang and Tao: The Self, the Other, and the Process in Toni Morrison’s Sula
  12. A Review of Sor Juana, Or The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz


  1. Invitation to Mozart’s “Minuet” No. 6 for Piano in D Major: An Inquiry into the Nature and Value of Music
  2. Mozart’s “Menuetto” and Trio from the String Quartet in D Major: On the Objective and Subjective Aspects of an Appreciation of Music
  3. From the “Pigtail” to the Lion’s Mane: Classical and Romantic Elements in Beethoven’s Symphony no. 8 in F Major
  4. The Romantic Dialectic of Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze
  5. The Divine Dissonances of a Yankee Maverick: Charles Ives, Symphony No.4



  1. From the Palace to the Agora: From Mythos to Logos: How the Polis Gave Birth to Greek Philosophy
  2. Love, Despair, and Transcendence: The Tragic and Platonic Views of the Human Condition
  3. Plato’s Republic: Just Society or Totalitarian State?
  4. Aristotle, the “Good Life,” and Athenian Democracy: The Promise of Happiness Through Virtue Made Possible by the State
  5. Ethics, Values, Morality

  6. Evil, God, and the “Ethics of Belief”
  7. Freedom, Determinism, and the Case for Moral Responsibility: A Look Back at the Murder of Jamie Bulger
  8. Individual Liberty in Five Models of Social Organization
  9. Torture, Morality and the Search for an Ultimate Principle
  10. Twentieth Century and Contemporary Issues

  11. The Logical Positivism of A. J. Ayer and the Existentialism of Jean Paul Sartre: Truth, Meaning and Value in the Twentieth Century
  12. Medieval Reverie versus Behaviorist’s Experiment: The Utopias of William Morris and B. F. Skinner
  13. Never the Twain Shall Meet: Fact, Value and Subjectivity in Twentieth-Century Science
  14. Rape: A Philosophical Analysis of an Inexcusable Abuse
  15. Realizing an Existential Life: Situation, Choice, and Freedom in Simone de Beauvoir’s Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
  16. The Uberman Knocks: Implications of the Biotechnological Enhancement of Humans

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